The 18th of November, the David Kitson Library in Nosara hosted the Santa Marta Bibliomoto Reader’s Clubs for a tour of the library and a treasure hunt, followed by cake and ice cream. The Bibliomoto program, which began earlier this year, is the responsibility of the assistant librarian, Marjorie Alvarez, who takes the books on the back of her motorcycle every week over to the children in grades 3-6 in Santa Marta. The Santa Marta school director, Marbeth Noguera, and the teachers of those grades have been most cooperative in the success of the program. Now our next objective is to introduce the idea to other schools.
Library use by the community continues to increase with a great number of books loaned and returned. The private schools, Del Mar Academy and Home School Academy, also visit the library with regularity. We could really use some volunteer help to put books back on the shelves after these visits. If you have a couple of hours available per week, give us a call at 2682-0211 to volunteer.
December is a short month as we will be closing for the Christmas and New Year’s vacation on December 20 and reopening on January 2.
We will be celebrating the culmination of the Nosara Serapio Lopez School, Del Mar Academy, and Santa Teresita School’s Readers’ Club on Thursday, December 5. It has been a good year of lots of reading and we look forward to picking up the clubs again in February.
January is English as a Second Language time. The interns will be arriving from Middlebury College in Vermont to teach intensive conversational English to both children and adults. This program is now in its 17th year! There are many local Costa Ricans who have gotten their start in these classes and continued year after year working towards spoken fluency. Regular library use for the public will be somewhat restricted during this time. Schedules will be posted at the library.