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Book Donation Drive
April 30, 2021
You are cordially invited to attend a Book Donation Drive Event on Friday 30th April 2021 at Haynes Library, Governor’s Harbour, Eleuthera at 10:30am.
We wish to highlight the background to this event. It all began with a young student at the Tarpum Bay Primary School who began a virtual Book Club amongst her peers, a novel idea, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Upon hearing this, Mrs. Teri Bethel, a Bahamian Author in consultation with the Ministry of Education, and its Textbook Library Drive ministryofeducation.com and in partnership with the National Library and Information Services Bahamas, decided to target authors of Bahamian contents to voluntarily make donations of their works to libraries. Many of the authors have responded positively to this call. The focus of this event is on gathering books by local Bahamian authors for libraries in Eleuthera. This is an effort to support students in schools and those who are library users. Subsequently, acting as a stimulus to reading, fostering study and research skills and promoting literacy.
In New Providence at NLIS HQ, some years prior, the Director of Libraries, Mrs. Dorcas Bowler and Mrs. Monique Odigie, Librarian had initiate an Author Book Drive, where according to the NLIS Act, Books of Bahamian content by Bahamian and non-Bahamian authors and publishers were invited to submit 1-2 books and reading materials in all formats for our National Depository # 9, College Ave. opposite C.C. Sweeting Senior High School. This initiative is still in place, therefore, we encourage you to alert us upon becoming aware of new authors of Bahamian contents.
We look forward to see you or a representative to receive your collection of books. All COVID-19 protocols would be strictly adhered to.