|Jose Bolvito and Teresita Ulloa|
The Library has a full range of fiction and non-fiction (and appreciate all donations of books) for all ages. They also run a variety of special programs to ensure that children are introduced to reading and the library’s resources including a Christmas Program (they make a wonderful tree out of old paperbacks!); celebrate specially designated weeks for Child Stimulation, Education week, Literacy week, etc.; run a reading competition for the Cayo District with the Cayo Association of Principals of Primary Schools (CAPPS); and a summer program for 7-11 year olds.
When I asked Teresita what she wanted most for the library she said “more space”. Apparently the building was designed to have a second floor and she’s hoping the powers that be will see their way toward building that over the next year. It would allow the growing book collection and activities to have more room. Her second wish is for “more resources for kids”, such as games, puzzles, quiz books, “brain-teasers”, literacy materials, etc. Her third wish was for cash donations to the library’s projects to help them buy prizes, trophies, and materials. And finally, she hopes that someone might start a book club – especially an after school one for youth.
Contact Teresita and Jose at firstname.lastname@example.org ; by phone at 804-0459 or visit their facebook page. And drop in for a visit – enjoy the wonderful view of the Hawksworth Bridge from their verandah, check out the collection, and enjoy the cool quiet atmosphere of the library.
CELA encourages all of it's students to bring along books to donate to the library when they visit Belize to study.
|Dr. Nancy Adamson presenting books donated by CELA Students|
Written by Dr. Nancy Adamson, Executive Director for Center for Engaged Learning Abroad (CELA)