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Hekab Be Biblioteca de Akumal

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Address: Akumal Main Road | Towards the beach on the left/north side, Akumal, Mexico
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Description: Hekab Be Biblioteca is a community library that operates solely on...
Hekab Be Biblioteca is a community library that operates solely on donations. We receive no government funding and do not charge for our services. In addition to a fully functioning library system, we have an afterschool program for local children ages 3-12 that provides activities/classes in English, music, art, yoga, environmental education, sports, and more!
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a worthwhile cause

Toured through here on our last stroll through Akumal to drop-in on this amazing community program. One suggestion is for managers of this library to open an online donation (or... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 8, 2015
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Toronto
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28 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Toured through here on our last stroll through Akumal to drop-in on this amazing community program. One suggestion is for managers of this library to open an online donation (or crowd funding) campaign. With strict baggage restrictions it was diificult to fullfill the wishlist items, but would love to make regular electronic and cash donations to this amazing little place.... More 

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sannie65, Board of Directors at Hekab Be Biblioteca de Akumal, responded to this review

Thank you so much for visiting our library, for writing a review, and for your suggestions! We have a blog page/website where you can make a one-time gift or join our Library Angels (monthly recurring donation). http://hekabbe.blogspot.com/ For the most up-to-date information, schedules and photos please visit our Facebook page that also has a donation link. http://www.facebook.com/Hekab Soon we will... More 

Providence, Rhode Island
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8 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Brought kids of this program a duffel bag of school and craft supplies, candy, toys, balls, etc. Provide kids an after school program of music, crafts, art, etc.

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

This little local library is so friendly and beautiful and does fantastic things in the Akumal community in terms of education and promoting all sorts of creativity. The staff were so welcoming and even though we didnt speak spanish we still stayed and played with some of the kids. We had brought some donations for the library of art materials... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

This little library and literacy center is one of the most special places in the community of Akumal, MX. While vacationing in the area, do plan to stop in to meet the kids, or if you have a specialized skill that can be presented to the children, spend an hour or two of your vacation making a difference to the... More 

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SLC, UT
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

We didn't know exactly where to find it but asked around. As you're driving toward Akumal center (toward the arch) it is on the left side across from parking lots. The actual bldg is a bit hidden in the trees but look for a big blue mural painting and a small white sign that says Hekab Be near the road.... More 

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Eugene, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

We foreigners who travel here are blessed so why not look on their web site for their wish list of art and school supplies and bring from your country or make a donation . These kids are not given much and education is a step up . We brought art supplies from the states and made a $50 cash donation... More 

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Charleston SC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

Was able to volunteer for a short time today and we took 9 kids from the pueblo to the playa for FREE swim lessons. Such a well run organization. Perfect morning.

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Montreal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Sweet little library, doing lots of great things with local children to increase environmental awareness and sense of community. I go to Akumal often and have seen this library flourishing more and more in recent months. Give them a visit!

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

We called in here to find out what it was and there was no-one to talk to! As we were about to leave, the principal called after us and then gave us a detailed guided tour. There is a tourist library with a range of books to borrow, but mainly it's an educational establishment for local children. They run activities... More 

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New Brunswick
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Lovely little library that provides education to local children. A worthwhile cause! Donate funds or check their website and see what they need and bring it when you visit.

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Address: Akumal Main Road | Towards the beach on the left/north side, Akumal, Mexico
Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Riviera Maya  >  Akumal

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