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Public Library

Address: Roseau, Dominica
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Ranked #11 of 13 Attractions in Roseau
Type: Libraries, Cultural
Owner description: The Roseau Public Library grew from a drugstore rental shelf in 1936 to a collection of more than...
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Type: Libraries, Cultural
Owner description: The Roseau Public Library grew from a drugstore rental shelf in 1936 to a collection of more than 7,500 books and its own museum.
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English first
Roseau, Dominica
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Helpful librarians, amazing breadth and depth of collections. Be sure to ask to look in the West Indies section of the reference section. There are many incredible local authors. You might even meet some at the library. The building itself is beautiful, with wrap around porches, ample seating, and a lovely yard to relax and read and watch the Caribbean... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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7 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2012

I have taken libraries for granted here in the US. Not all countries have free libraries.

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18 reviews 18 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2012 via mobile

Very refreshing, beautiful little library. It is worth the visit just to see the traditional caribbean architecture and the school children working diligently on their homework. Be sure to drop a dollar in the donation box as this is a local effort and needs your support.

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Pleasanton, California
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38 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2012

This library is just a short distance from the cruise pier. It was so nice to walk up the stairs and both the doors were wide open w/ various, colorful posters on the doors encouraging people to read. It is small, but has different sections. We found one section in the back that had a room w/computers. When we walked... More 

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