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National Library Week April 13-19 2014

Official release

U.S. Virgin Islands, April 8 – The Department of Planning and Natural Resources Division of Libraries, Archives and Museums (DPNR DLAM) will observe National Library Week (April 13-19) throughout the territory April 14-16, 2014. This year’s theme, “Lives Change @ Your Library”, celebrates the transformative impact of the public library outreach services of the Regional Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped.

lives-change-libraryUnder the auspices of the Library of Congress’ National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped, the Regional Library delivers critical services and assistive devices to special needs patrons of all ages territory-wide. The Regional Library provides audiotaped books and cassettes free of charge and more recently the Library has transitioned to the digital age with the introduction of digital players and books under the Braille and Audio Reading Download (BARD) program and the BARD mobile app.

The community is cordially invited to attend an Open House event to meet Regional Librarian Letitia Gittens and learn more about the Regional Library and its exceptional resources. Mrs. Gittens will be available for patron consultations, to demonstrate assistive hardware devices and software tools, and to receive input and feedback from the public. The schedule of public library events and contact information is as follows:

St. Croix:  Regional Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped
3012 Golden Rock – Christiansted St. Croix VI 00820
Monday, April 14 from 10 am to 3 pm
Contact – Letitia Gittens, Librarian (340) 718-2250

St. Thomas: Charles Wesley Turnbull Regional Library
4607 Tutu Park Mall St. Thomas VI 00802
Tuesday, April 15 from 10 am to 3 pm
Contact – Susan Laura Lugo, Asst. Director/Terr. Archivist (340) 774-0630

St. John: Elaine Ione Sprauve Public Library
Enighed Estate – Cruz Bay St. John VI 00831
Wednesday, April 16 from 9 am to 12 pm
Contact – Carol McGuinness, Librarian (340) 776-6359

Please come celebrate with us and see for yourself how “Lives Change @ Your Library.”


About vingn

The Virgin Islands Next Generation Network (viNGN) was established in 2010 as a public corporation; it is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Virgin Islands Public Finance Authority. viNGN was funded primarily from an American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) grant made by the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) as part of a federal program to improve the broadband capacity in the United States, its territories, and the District of Columbia. The program is called the Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP). For more information regarding viNGN, call (340) 715-8581, or visit


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