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Posted by:Jan 23rd 2003, 03:08:05 pm
We're happy to announce that as of this morning, the Sir George Roberts memorial library and attendant computer center now has high-speed Internet access.

Contact volunteer directors Don Savage [], Ann Sawyer [x2923] or Kayla Davis [x3163] once you get to the island, so that you can set a schedule .. or e-mail Kimberly King-Burns at for any additional information.
Posted by:Dec 29th 2002, 04:15:03 pm
luciaThe Women's action group did a lot of work on the library many years ago. I have a few suggestions if you will contact me at RLucw
Wish I could be there to help.
Posted by:Dec 29th 2002, 01:59:16 pm
JudyOur Library can be more than a place for books. It can be a place for people to gather together - a place to meet and share ideas and dreams - a place to get information - a place to learn - a place to bring children - a place to enjoy. The Sir George W.K. Roberts Memorial Library can be all these and more for the people. The building will close in February for work to begin. We need to update the electrical and plumbing systems, clean out and organize the shelves and books, waterproof the walls, install ceiling fans, replace windows and more. We will need to catalog the existing books and look for ways to purchase and acquire new ones - especially reference books such as a new unabridged dictionary, a current atlas and Thesaurus, etc. Along with books to read, we hope to have audio books for those who are unable to read for themselves any longer as their skills and eyesight are failing them.

A preferred book list of Bahamian authors and books pertaining to Bahamian culture and life is a top priority. Already we have had 2 of these donated. The Dilly Dally Shop has posted this list of recommended selections. A more extensive "wish list" of books and materials will be compiled as the Book Committee begins its work sorting, weeding, and cleaning the existing volumes.

So, The plan is in motion - the work is beginning. Join us in the work, the joy, and the fun.

* Mid January - Committee work
* February 4, Tuesday - 3rd General "Friends of the Library" Meeting, 7 p.m. in the Library
* March and April - two events: (l) Library Festival, (2) Auction Fundraiser/Gala

This "island effort" needs you. Be ready to sign up and lend your support and time. Look for the sign up sheets posted around the island or speak to: Pascale Saunders, Ricky Mackie, or Judy Savage. Good things are happening in 2003!

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