The Bannerman Town Community Centre & Library is the brain child of Mr. Errol McPhee supported by the Bannerman Town Millars & John Millars Eleuthera Association. The Association is a group of concerned residents and descendants of the three settlements living mainly in Eleuthera, New Providence and Grand Bahama. The Association is managed by a Board of Directors which includes a President, Vice President, Treasurer, Assistant Treasurer, Secretary & Assistant Secretary and Trustee. The current president, Mr. Errol Mcphee, has overall management responsibility for the project, Ms. Deneria Rolle, Treasurer, has responsibility for financial matters and Mr. George Bullard, local chairman, has onsite administrative responsibility for the project.
One of the goals of the association is to foster educational development among the citizenry of the settlements and in particular the students who have no access to a library, computer or internet service to assist them with their homework assignments once they would have left their respective schools. It should be noted that these schools are located approximately twelve and thirty miles respectively, from these communities. The Association, recognizing these short comings in the communities, requested the Ministry of Education to turnover to the Association an old abandoned building in Bannerman Town that once housed the local public school to establish a library and community center.
The old abandoned building was transformed into the Library and a Community Center and opened its doors on the 26th of March 2011. The Association was generously assisted by Mr. Shaun Ingraham of Island Journey, the Rotary Club of Eleuthera and many other donors and friends of the communities. In 2013, the library was the beneficiary of grants from the Ministry of Education & the Cotton Bay Foundation that have assisted with the operational costs.
The Library and Community Centre is an on going project, the completion of which is dependent upon grants and donations.