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“everyone's local library”

Hekab Be Biblioteca de Akumal
Ranked #17 of 27 things to do in Akumal
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Owner description: 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!
Carlinville, Illinois
Level 6 Contributor
177 reviews
63 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
“everyone's local library”
Reviewed October 22, 2012

This is a perfect spot for anyone on vacation to visit. If you have room in your suitcase, bring some books, crayons, or small toys to donate to their afterschool literacy program. If you are just enjoying time on Akumal's white powdery beaches...drop by the library and check out a novel to enjoy in a variety of languages. Better yet, go to the section on Yucatec Maya language and learn some mayan words while you work on your tan. I have been enjoying this library on all of my travels to the Akumal area, since 2001. This library is helping the local community, their children, their environment and it is a jewel!

Visited May 2012
2 Thank bglenn82
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English first
Level 6 Contributor
177 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
“A jungle treasure”
Reviewed June 1, 2012

A well stocked library in English and Spanish. The staff is very outgoing, pleasant and helpful.
But the best is to see the local kids learn to read, play and in general have fun.
When coming to Akumal, drop in and visit. Something special for you is to bring some type of supplies: pencils, paper, scotch tape ...anything a library and children can use in the learning process.
Check their website and they have a list of needs.
Please support the local children.

Visited June 2012
2 Thank C H E
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Level 6 Contributor
43 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
“What a great place!”
Reviewed April 16, 2012

We stopped by to drop off a donation and were warmly welcomed and thanked with a tour and a visit with the kids. My own children were very happy we were able to visit!

Visited April 2012
2 Thank beach4me42
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Chelsea, Michigan
Level 4 Contributor
36 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Help local families”
Reviewed April 16, 2012

Heartwarming. You can borrow books and games and/or help local workers' families at Hekab Be Biblioteca de Akumal. When you are in the Yucatan Peninsula south of Cancun, stop by this little library and community center. Borrow adult and children's games and books in English, Spanish, and some European languages. Those with special skills, from art, dancing, plumbing, health screening, teaching...all these and more ... are welcomed for short or longer-term interactions with the children and/or adults. Be sure to check the website for current hours and needs.

Visited April 2012
1 Thank TankahTres
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