Monday, October 24, 2011

Missile Base Library - Grand Bahama

"The seed for the East End Missile Base Library was planted in 1988 when Mrs. Carol McCutcheon moved to Freetown and began loaning residents books from her private collection. In 1989, when she began teaching at Freetown Primary School, Mrs. McCutcheon began purchasing children’s books, which were made available to students. When the ‘Let’s Read Bahamas’ program began, she initiated a bookmobile using her private car. Later, as Reading Coordinator for East End, she requested and received a van from the T-Com site to be used as a bookmobile.

While attending a reading class on ‘How to Teach Your Child to Read’ taught by Mrs. McCutcheon, Mr. Preston Cooper Jr. suggested the development of a library in Freetown. Reverend and Mrs. Cleveland Cooper met the idea with favour and a library was started in Freetown Lodge Hall. Books were donated from the Sir Charles Hayward Library."

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Photo & link courtesy of Peter Pateman