Become a Friend of the Bequia Library
a non-profit volunteer organization
The Bequia Library started as a book-station in
1952, then developed to a Branch Library by 1960. In 1993, the
Bequia Library service was relocated to the present site. The
government provides building, utilities and staff.
Will you help?
The Friends of the Bequia Library has been formed to meet
a very real need. Financial resources are very limited, so the
Friends has been formed to raise much-needed funds for the
Library's special projects. These projects involve the school-age
children of Bequia.
Programmes and Projects
* PURCHASE OF REFERENCE MATERIAL
. . . to be
used in conjunction with specific school courses
* ACQUISITION OF NEW CHILDREN'S BOOKS AND MAGAZINES
* DEVELOPMENT OF SPECIAL READING PROGRAMMES
* DESIGN OF OTHER OUTREACH PROGRAMMES
. . . To
encourage the use of the new Library by students
Become a Friend of the Bequia Library
a non-profit organization
Categories of Friends
Category --- Annual Rates in EC$
Patron ___________________ 75
Sponsor __________________ 25
Please send Contributions by cheque to:
Friends of the Bequia Library
Elizabeth P.O., Bequia
St. Vincent, West Indies
Please clearly indicate the currency being remitted
on the cheque and provide your full name and mailing address for
the record of charter members of the Friends of the Bequia
Library. If you have an interest in providing support material or
services of any kind please indicate your area of interest on an
The 1200 children on Bequia thank you for your
The chairperson of the organization, Rannie Gregg, is
always open to proposals for enlightened support programs,
funding sources and donations of materials or services. Any
E-mail messages can be sent to Rannie at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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THE NEWS FROM
THE BEQUIA LIBRARY for 1998
GIFT FROM THE HADDONFIELD ROTARY MAKES AN IMPACT
The Bequia Library has been the recipient of a generous
grant of $ EC2700 from the Rotary Club of Haddonfield,New Jersey,
USA. This gift, in recognition of the importance of the new
library to the education of the children on the island has
resulted in the addition of more than l50 new books for children
from 6 to 12years of age and are the first new books for our
younger readers in many years. These books were selected by the
Haddonfield Public Library with assistance from The Friends of
the Bequia Library. A special effort was made to locate books
with Caribbean themes and more than 40 books were bought in this
category. The most popular books for young adults are the series
The Hardy Boys and 13 PineStreet. All the books are now on the
shelves and in active circulation. The Bequia Library is most
grateful to the Haddonfield Rotary.
SATURDAYS AT THE LIBRARY
The Friends of the Bequia Library continues their popular
Saturday Morning Story Hours. For over ayear now, children from
around the island meet at the library each Saturday morning at
10:00AM tolisten to exciting stories read to them by Myrtle James
and other volunteers from the local and expatriate community.
These Story Hours were instituted to encourage the children to
come to the library, to feel comfortable there, and to develop
good reading habits -- they are encouraged to take at least one
book home with them each week. The new books contributed by the
Haddonfield Rotary have now given the children some new and
interesting books to read.
THANKS TO OUR MANY FRIENDS
We all need friends and the Bequia Library is very
grateful to all the people on Bequia (including many foreigners
living on the island) who became members of The Friends of the
Bequia Library. Over $ EC 4000 was raised on the island during
our first fund drive last year and the money was used for the
purchase of CXC books for older students on the island. Without
the generous support from Friends like you, the library could
never be able to reach our goal of meeting the reading needs of
our children by expanding the book collection.
REGATTA AT THE LIBRARY
We all know that the island really come alive during the
annual Bequia Regatta and we at the library are also planning
some special events and will be hosting our own Regatta Party!
There be special stories read about sailing in the Caribbean, a
poster contest, games and LUNCH. We also hope that Athneal
Ollivierre, The Last Harpooner, will be able to join us and regal
the children about the whaling tradition on the island.
all comments by e-mail to Rannie
Gregg Chairperson FoBL.
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