Dear San Pedro Supporters,
The San Pedro Town Library has made tremendous efforts in the past couple of years to upgrade the condition of the library . We have installed storm shutters for both weather protection and security, had the building completely rewired to accommodate air-conditioning and computers, installed air-conditioning both upstairs and downstairs to make the space more comfortable and to protect the books and electronics. We moved the adult section upstairs to make way for the computers in the children's section and are teaching computer classes to elementary school children. We have one-on-one tutoring sessions for children needing extra help in reading and currently have 24 students in this program. We also have summer reading programs to encourage children to read.
These improvements have been made possible by generous donations from businesses and individuals, both local and visitors from abroad. Captain Morgan's donated the computers. The Chamber of Commerce has contributed to the wiring and air-conditioning. We've held several book sales to raise money.
However, even with all the donations we have received, our needs continue. We still owe Wally's Electric $700 for the last a/c. We need to tile the floor downstairs. We need to repair many of the tables and chairs. We need additional book cases. There is a continuing need for cartridges for the copier, printer and fax, for supplies to catalog books and general office supplies, also there is the constant need for cleaning supplies and building maintenance. The outside stairs on the street side have been replaced, but we still need to construct an enclosure and make an entrance from the first floor to the second.
So, once again we are reaching out for help with continued financial support. Please consider donating to us. All funds will go directly to the San Pedro Library resources. The National Library Service pays for salaries and utilities, but nothing else. All of your support will be used to upgrade the building, buy needed supplies provide educational services and acquire books. You support will be very much appreciated.
There are three ways you can contribute: 1) By check, which you can bring personally, send with a friend or mail directly to the San Pedro Town Library, General delivery, San Pedro Town, Belize.
2) Bank Transfer, wire to BANK OF AMERICA, ABA #026-009-593, SWIFT CODE: BOFAUS3M, NEW YORK, NEW YORK. ACCOUNT NAME: ATLANTIC BANK LTD., A/C #19012-26056. INSTRUCTIONS: FURTHER WIRE TRANSFER FUNDS TO ATLANTIC BANK LIMITED, COR FREETOWN ROAD/CLEGHORN ST, BELIZE CITY, BELIZE, CENTRAL AMERICA FOR: A/C # 100128050 SAN PEDRO LIBRARY, PURPOSE-DONATION
3) CREDIT CARD CHARGE: PROCESSED THROUGH 'THE JADE MUSEUM', SAN PEDRO TOWN.
Please advise us by e-mail at [email protected]
if you have initiated any of the donation options so that we may be looking for it.
Bless you all. The San Pedro Town Library Committee