Libraries being restored

Book lovers on Grand Cayman are set to benefit from the re-development and re-establishment of library services throughout the Island, as facilities continue to be restored post-Ivan.

Although the Public Works Department is still renovating the central downtown library, services are still available at the Commerce Building on Dr. Roy’s Drive in the Village, George Town, said a GIS press release.

The East End Library, which recently closed for renovations, will re-open to the public in February.

Meanwhile, East End borrowers may return books to the North Side library or to the central library in George Town.

This is a temporary provision, because while people may use their library cards to borrow books from any library in the Cayman Islands, they normally have to return them to the location from which they are borrowed.

PWD has just completed works to the North Side library, which is scheduled to re-open later this month, the release said.

Work is also under way to convert the West Bay Town Hall into that district’s library – making it the final such facility in a conversion programme throughout Grand Cayman.

The Bodden Town library also remains closed pending restoration.

The Cayman Brac library is open, and continues to serve the community.

Updates on the library restoration programme will continue to be made to the public, the release said.

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