To make our community library sustainable and be able to cover rent, electricity, wi-fi, maintenance, book purchases, overhead costs, tutoring, security and cultural programming.
Fundada en febrero del 2006 por Annette M. Snyder y José R. Bourget Tactuk
To facilitate free access to books and to social, cultural and educational programs to present and future generations.
The Anacaona library maintains inclusive social, educational and cultural spaces at its main location, at the micro libraries and at satellite libraries, supported by volunteers and solidary community participation, in Las Terrenas and surrounding communities, in order to foster reading, community service, artistic development, creativity, personal growth and quality of life.
Who: The Anacaona Library
What: maintains inclusive social, educational and cultural spaces at its main location, at the micro libraries and at satellite libraries,
How: supported by volunteers and solidary community participation,
Where: in Las Terrenas and surrounding communities,
What for: in order to foster reading, community service, artistic development, creativity, personal growth and quality of life.
Learning and Reflection
Protecting the Environment
We promote respect toward all human beings.
With mutual respect and solidarity, the Anacaona Library offers free access to books and to personal development, artistic and educational programs without regards to ethnicity, skin color, nationality, language, physical abilities, immigrant status, political or religious preferences, educational or economic status, non-binary sexual gender identity, sexual orientation and identity.
The Anacaona Library was created in 2006 by the Bourget-Snyder family as a community development contribution and it continues to be a family philanthropic project sustained by volunteers and donations.
Book and monetary donations support the operation of the library and its services. Contact us at (829) 330-0986, [email protected], FB: Biblioteca Anacaona.
JOIN OUR VOLUNTEER GROUP
Since its opening day in February 2006, the Anacaona Library has operated fully as a volunteer -driven organization.
As a volunteer you agree with the vision, mission and values of the organization. We provide training and ongoing support to the best of our ability. Volunteers are resourceful and self-managed. Volunteers manage a shift of 2-4 hrs weekly, facilitating book circulation, shelving books, maintaining the facilities clean and accessible and providing friendly, courteous and culturally-respectful user-friendly service. Depending on the number of volunteers, library service is done in the company of another volunteer.
Current and Proposed Offerings
· 20,000 books in eight languages (Spanish, English, French, Italian, German, Swedish, Russian and Creole), including reference books (dictionaries, atlases and encyclopedias).
· Aaron Abraham Abud Children and Youth Library
· Las Terrenas and D.R. Geography and Tourist Information Center
· Dominican Authors Collection
· Arts Collection
· Four Winds Arts and Crafts Creative Workshop
· Micro Libraries Network
· Satellite Libraries Network
· Tesla Internet Café
· Volunteer Program
· Music Academy
· The Living Library
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