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Address: Roseau, Dominica
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The Roseau Public Library grew from a drugstore rental shelf in 1936 to a...

The Roseau Public Library grew from a drugstore rental shelf in 1936 to a collection of more than 7,500 books and its own museum.

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you.ve see or /heard of Carnegie Hall in New York. come visit another of his endowments on a much smaller scale. amazing philanthropist Mr Carnegie

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 14 June 2015
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McKinney, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A real library, with a working card catalog and a tremendous view of the harbour out of the reading room windows.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

This library is housed in beautiful old building, and is run by helpful efficient staff. It is the perfect place to relax and soak up historical Roseau.

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Roseau, Dominica
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2016

The public library is on a great position next to the Fort Young Hotel It is an old style wooden building with a wrap around veranda overlooking the sea , it is beautifully cool and airy .

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Rome
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2015

On the sea front, opposite parliament, stands a colonial house in its own grounds which is the public library. It was closed when I first saw it, but I was impressed enough to take pictures and share them. When I found it open another day, I went in and found it well used, with friendly and committed staff. A great... More 

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scotland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2015

you.ve see or /heard of Carnegie Hall in New York. come visit another of his endowments on a much smaller scale. amazing philanthropist Mr Carnegie

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2014

Helpful librarians, amazing breadth and depth of collections. Be sure to ask to look in the West Indies section of the reference section. There are many incredible local authors. You might even meet some at the library. The building itself is beautiful, with wrap around porches, ample seating, and a lovely yard to relax and read and watch the Caribbean... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2012

I have taken libraries for granted here in the US. Not all countries have free libraries.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2012

Very refreshing, beautiful little library. It is worth the visit just to see the traditional caribbean architecture and the school children working diligently on their homework. Be sure to drop a dollar in the donation box as this is a local effort and needs your support.

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Pleasanton, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2012

This library is just a short distance from the cruise pier. It was so nice to walk up the stairs and both the doors were wide open w/ various, colorful posters on the doors encouraging people to read. It is small, but has different sections. We found one section in the back that had a room w/computers. When we walked... More 

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