US embassy makes donation to Roseau Public Library

The cheque being held by US embassy Political Officer Michael Carver and Librarian Davina Jones

The Roseau Public Library on Thursday received a donation from the United States Embassy which could significantly boost its operation.

A cheque of US$10,000 was presented to the library which according to librarian Davina Jones will go toward purchasing books, games and other equipment for the institution.

“Today we received a cheque from the US Embassy to support our American Corner which is a project run by the library in collaboration with them. This is the second year that we are receiving money from them which enables us to run programmes for children and adults,” Jones stated.

She added that the embassy allows training for staff of the library as part of the project.

The American Corner was launched in January 2011 and has received over US$43,000 in assistance from the US Embassy. Exhibitions, book readings, movie marathons, craft workshops and literature discussions are some of the activities offered by the American corner project.

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19 Comments

  1. out of south city
    December 15, 2012

    Why is it that the truth is hard to swallow with some people?

  2. out of south city
    December 13, 2012

    Morihei, I hope that the knowledge is universal and not one-sided. We have had knowledge from Britain, Spain, France and now it’s America. when are we going to have an African knowledge?

  3. when I get rich
    December 13, 2012

    The library needs air conditioning. Its good that they giving donations. Hopefully one day I too will be able to donate to the African corner, some air conditioning and more books.

    Die us poorer

    • Anonymous
      December 17, 2012

      Air conditioning? Did you say air conditioning? Are you insane? With what money?????????????????? I mean listen, no disrespect to you as I am not on DNO to disrespect anyone but when I read comments like yours I get so angry because what level of thinking is that? Either you do not live in DA or you do but you do not pay the bills.

      DOMLEC bars ac for the library and to suggest squandering precious financial resources on air conditioning is just insane especially when the kids need internet, computers, books, encyclopdedias, photocopying machines, tables, comfortable chairs and the list goes on.

      sigh. God help Dominica.

  4. neutral
    December 13, 2012

    The library needs to be updated. This building is just to ugly. It is very old, the washroom facilties are not encouraging. i must safe the library staff are wonderful. They are really helpful the but libruary expecially the outside needs a serious facelift!!!!!!

  5. Mie
    December 13, 2012

    Please spend some money on at least two computers.

  6. LougaooMem
    December 13, 2012

    The United States must do as much as it can to establish better relations with islands in the region.

  7. Morihei Ueshiba
    December 13, 2012

    Venezuela giving handouts, America giving knowledge, some people just don’t believe in hard work boy they only want freebies from Alba & China. :mrgreen:

    • me
      December 14, 2012

      I guess the college scholarships given by Venezuela and China don’t count

  8. WOW
    December 13, 2012

    Thank you for this gesture.

  9. Ms. Francis
    December 13, 2012

    does the library have wifi?

    • assistant
      December 14, 2012

      Yes! The library does have wiFi.In addition to that you can charge your laptops for a minimum fee of just $2.00.

      • assistant
        December 14, 2012

        $2.00 for half an hour to charge laptops and to use the internet.There is also a ten minute computer u can use for free. Also we do printing/scanning/photocopy – black & white/coloured.

  10. DSC student
    December 13, 2012

    I hope when the Dominica State College Library moves to it’s STATE OF THE ART building, it receives such generous donations for upgrade their books as well, its the shame sometimes asking for a book there :-D

  11. Zor
    December 13, 2012

    I library does not simply need books; the entire aesthetics of the library needs an upgrade, starting with the reception area, the flooring. Don’t even mention the washroom

    • Anonymous
      December 13, 2012

      OK so donate some money! Offer your labour for free! Offer all your old books that are in good shape so that way less money is spent on books and some of the budget can be allocated to attending to some of the issues on your list.

      Don’t just sit and grump about what the library needs.

      • ????????????????????
        December 13, 2012

        True say!

    • No Probs
      December 13, 2012

      Any suggestion on how you can contribute?

  12. PONG
    December 13, 2012

    we will give you a bottle of bois bande in return,
    happy drinking, remember drink in moderation cause you may raise de dead.

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