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Jaco Library and Learning Center

Address: 20 m north of Best Brands (Shoe Store), under the Beatles Hotel, Jaco, Costa Rica
Phone Number: 506-8378-9978
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Ranked #13 of 39 things to do in Jaco
Type: Libraries, Traveler Resources
Owner description: The Jacó Library and Learning Center is a non-profit organization with a mission to promote...
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Type: Libraries, Traveler Resources
Owner description: The Jacó Library and Learning Center is a non-profit organization with a mission to promote literacy and education throughout Jacó, Costa Rica. Not only is it a library, but it is also a center where children can participate in reading groups, art and science projects, and various other fun and educational activities intended to supplement the learning they receive at school. In addition to programs targeting children, the Jacó Library and Learning Center also offers adults lessons in English and Spanish.
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Cartago, Costa Rica
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49 reviews 49 reviews
14 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

Jaco is only about 2 hours by bus and I love the place to get some Sun. It's rain and cold in Cartago. I was so happy that I found a place I can return my English pocket book and get some new ones to read. The gentleman that owns the place was nice and friendly

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Herradura, Costa Rica
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Parents and adults need to make use of this library stocked with books of several languages. Air-conditioned comfort. Learning stations for the children. I could not believe how many great American authors they carried. Thank you to the city of Jaco and people of vision for making this possible.

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Jaco, Costa Rica
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013

The library struggles to remain open because they are minimally supported by the municipality, but they do the best that they can. There is a good selection of books in English and Spanish, and even some in German, French... The library has a lot of activities for kids, and they often help with community events. It's a great thing to... More 

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Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2013

Great stop for the reader. excellent selection of english books. And a healthy selection of used books for sale if you like me are headed to the beach. The deposit is a deposit but "come on" leave it as donation for a great service!!

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Vancouver
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2012

So nice to see this well run center helping the local youth. Well worth a donation to keep the place running.

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Jaco
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2012

locally sponsored and run, it is nice to see publicly accessible establishments that cater to locals and learning at the same time. The library is conducive to reading, learning, exploring.

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Quepos, Costa Rica
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

We live in Quepos but stop by a every couple weeks to change books. Liana is so accommodating and will come over even after hours because she knows we aren't from the area. it was something I loved to do as a child and now I can share that experience with my own kids. A good selection of both English... More 

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Jaco, Costa Rica
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2012

It is a great opportunity for children and adults to be in a library atmosphere. Very active with children's learning. Special tutoring, story reading, science projects and nature of Costa Rica in general. Completely done by a wonderful lady named Liana and a handful of devoted volunteers. A must see for anyone that comes and wants to help the community!

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Jaco, Costa Rica
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3 reviews 3 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2012

The Jaco Library and Learning Center is a great place to meet people who care about the community. Stop by for info about upcoming events, volunteer opportunities, or just to chat with nice, caring people.

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