Outreach Programmes to the Special Needs and Physically Challenged

Eselyn Henry Richez Learning Center Programme:

The programme focuses on mentally and physically challenged young people who go to school at the Centre. It is carried out on Thursday of each week from 11:00 a.m. to noon. Activities included in the programme are: reading, art and craft and storytelling. The programme is carried out at the centre. BVI Services Programme: The objective of the programme is to provide life enrichment activities to members of the community mentally and physically challenged who attend the programme.

Dads Reach Out and Read Programme

The Public Library Service of the Virgin Islands in conjunction with the local Reading Council host a Family Reading Project at the Road Town Public Library, every last Saturday of the month from 10:30 am to noon. The programme features three dads who read a favorite children’ book. Each dad reads a book for 30 minutes. The purpose of this programme is to expose children to male role models; to show children that reading is fun; and to help and encourage children to start their own personal libraries.

Saturday Morning Story-time Programme

Every Saturday morning the Public Library Service of the Virgin Islands provides a Saturday Morning Story Time Programme for children between the ages of 5-12 years at the Road Town Public Library. The objective of the programme is to promote literacy and to encourage reading. During this time children can hear poems, folk tales, classical stories and local stories such as Boysie and the Genips. A resource person is provided for the programme which starts at 10:30 a.m. and ends at 12 noon. Parents are encouraged to bring their children.

Conference Room Facility Access

The Road Town library provides a conference room for private citizens and civic organizations to use. The conference room can hold up to 20 people and is an ideal space for small discussion meetings or as a quiet study area. The room is equipped with tables, chairs, dry erase board and audio/visual equipment such as a TV and DVD player.

Virgin Gorda Community Library Afterschool Programme

The programme is done only by a referral basis, and its objective is to promote literacy, and encourage reading in the Virgin Islands. Teachers identify children who are weak readers and inform their parents of the library programme. The programme is held throughout the entire academic year. It provides structured activities that help to improve academic performance.

Afterschool Programme

The programme is done only by a referral basis, and its objective is to promote literacy, and encourage reading in the Virgin Islands. Teachers identify children who are weak readers and inform their parents of the library programme. The programme is held throughout the entire academic year. It provides structured activities that help to improve academic performance.

Bookmobile Service

The Bookmobile is the mobile service of the Public Library Service of the Virgin Islands that operates on the island of Tortola. It allows the customers in remote areas to access materials found in the local libraries such as books and magazines. These materials are conveniently stored on shelves to accommodate avid readers. The bookmobile is also equipped with other media and IT equipment.

Photocopying Services

The public library offers a photocopying service in which customers can use a centralized photocopier to make duplicate copies of document, books pages, etc.

Printing Services

Printing services are available at the Road Town library from the printer located at the Circulation desk.

Microsoft Office 2010 Access

The Microsoft Office Suite 2010 is provided in the Road Town library. Customers can use the following: Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Publisher, One Note, and Access

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