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The Haiti Projects’ Library/Community Center (“LCC”) is currently located in the center of Fond des Blancs and was founded to provide educational and literacy opportunities to the local community. Currently the LCC provides books in English, French and Haitian Creole; adult literacy programs; youth after-school programming; workshops in theater and writing; and organized weekend programs for children. In 2008 a Cybercafé was added that offers an important link to the world beyond Haiti. The Community Library also provides a gathering place for cultural understanding and discussion.

The library is the only public lending library and the only public Internet access in an area of over 45,000 people. The community library boasts:

  • 546 library members
  • 700 computer users
  • 34612 books available
  • 7 computers
 LIBRARY 2015 Totals 2016 Totals
Books Checked Out 268 464
Books Returned 135 394
Books Late 27 37
Books Lost 0 -
New Library Cards 84 31
Library Cards Renewed 51 9
New Books 15 -
Books Available 9020 34612
Attendance 1727 2380
Total Income US $11.00 $37.97
ACTIVITIES
Total Activities 187 245
Total Attendance 5690 7022
Girl In Attendance 2701 4087
% Female Attendance 47% 58%
CYBER CAFE
Paying Hours 234 192
Clients 237 328
Hours Free Internet Use 110 578
Copies 1457 1285
Printed Pages 194 375
Total Income US $202 $145.65

The success of our programs offered through the LCC has far exceeded our expectations. The community of Fond des Blancs is asking for better and more consistent internet connections, expanded programing and more reference volumes.

Building on the successes of the current LCC Project, in Haiti Projects launched plans to build a new, permanent library on a plot of land owned by Haiti Projects and only 400 meters from the current library site. The new LCC, once completed, will boast an expanded computer lab, an ampitheater for lectures, classroom spaces, and an artist-in-resident apartment. The new LCC will be a signature community place that will allow for community building, distance learning and children’s programming. Your help with this new initiative is critical. We need additional funding to construct a new building, offer classes, and offer distance learning opportunities and kids clubs. If you can support our capital campaign to build a new, permanent library, please click on our donate page today.

Library Board

Félix Pierre,  teacher of mathématico

Jeannine Buissereth, erudite in local history

David  Maignan, pastor of the Salvation Army

Jean-Francois Thalon, principal of the Exodus School

Frequel georges, registrar of Fond-Des-Blancs ( gov)

Briel Leveille, President of RATRAP

Durand Dubreus, Director of the education program of St Boniface

 

 

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