The Hope Town Library: where children and adults find books to get lost in from their island life, where the community gathers for meetings, or where the dressing room is for the oh-so-famous Christmas plays of Hope Town. Regardless for the use, the Library is a special pin point for the community of Hope Town.
It is not only a Library. The building is shared with one of the three Fire Stations on Elbow Cay. It was first built in 1958 and hasn’t been comprehensively repaired since, surprisingly, until now.
Very deserving of the restorations, the building is located in Jarett Park. The Library and Fire Station building is now under construction by Andrew Russell and funds provided by a private donor. The building will be getting a new roof, windows, strengthened walls and a door which were desperately needed.
Before the construction, even the slightest rainfall would lead to a leaky roof. We all know a leaky roof and a library are two that should never meet. Early construction has already begun and should be finished within the next few months.