After hearing from parents in the community about the lack of a place for their children to do research and assist in their studies, the Marsh Harbour Spring City Town Committee, led by Chairman Carl Archer, made good on the promise to build libraries in both Marsh Harbour and Spring City with a ground breaking ceremony next to the old Marsh Harbour library on June 8.
Mr. Archer said that the library will be modern and not just have books, but several computer stations with high speed internet access which will be set up and provided by Bahamas Telecommunications Company (BTC).
He said the Marsh Harbour Library will cost approximately $120,000 to build and is being built under a partnership between local government and the private sector.
Mr. Archer said he looks forward to seeing the library completed with the support of the community and seeing the benefits to Abaco’s children realized.
Island Administrator Preston Cunningham said “this is a great day for Abaco as we know knowledge is power, and the absence of knowledge kills our society.”
He said he commends the committee for this initiative and wishes them well as he expects it will be a great success.
The ground breaking ceremony was attended by members of the committee, the Island Administrator and Pastor David Cartwright of the Marsh Harbour Gospel Chapel who gave the benediction.