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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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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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Wonderful time with the children

We brought a 50 pound suitecase with school supplies as well as letters from our school children to their school children. We provides a snack, shared a song and hugs: please help... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We brought a 50 pound suitecase with school supplies as well as letters from our school children to their school children. We provides a snack, shared a song and hugs: please help them it is a wonderful outreach to the community

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Middletown, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We brought books and other school supplies and dropped them off at the school, they were truly appreciative and we were happy to do that. They need all the help they can get to educate the Children's there.

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

We dropped by the library to give them a donation. Check out their website to see what they need. They are providing a great service to local kids. They may also need volunteers if you are looking for that.

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Thank MargaretNicole
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016

The library along the entry road to Akumal Bay gives visitors a better understanding of the economic hardships many of the children living in Mexico encounter on a daily basis. My family routinely visit and make both monetary donations as well as books, stuffed animals and small children toys to help reward the children who attend the library in hopes... More 

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Port Williams, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2016

If in Akumal a stop at the library is a must. I always check the donations needed list before coming down. This is run purely on donations and is an amazing asset to the children of Akumal.

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

Thank you so much for always thinking of us!!! We are so blessed to have such faithful supporters. :) More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2016

Beautiful place for local children and amazing staff. We dropped off a bag of donations for their program and stayed to read with the children and do some coloring. Children are usually there from 3-5 during the week.

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

Thank you for your donations and for sharing your time with the children! We love to have visitors!!! :) More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2016

We stopped by the library to donate items and participate in some of the activities. Everyone had a good time and my children are asking when they can go "back to school".

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Prague, Czech Republic
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2016

Evidently the kids come after school and have activities directed by the staff. Very welcoming to visitors.

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Akumal, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2015

The library is a great example of a community working together for the local kids. Many visitors over the years have contributed to making this library an asset to the children. Summer programs, classes, and a place children can go, learn, and have fun makes this a place for visitors who want to give back, and opportunity to do so.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2015

Support the local literacy efforts. It's a sweet little place across from the Dive Shop (square bldg, not round one directly on the beach).

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