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Haynes Library

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This building is over one hundred years old, and is now an historical site named after Governor William Frederick Haynes Smith, who completed the first installment of Government buildings on the island of Eleuthera in 1897. 

Once the residence and offices of the local doctor on the island for many years, it has since been renovated by a local civic organization called "Friends of the library."

The Haynes Library houses a Children's Reading Room, an extensive Bahamian/ Caribbean resource section, and a large reference library. Internet and WiFi are also available.

Children's activities include after school homework assistance, Saturday morning Arts and Crafts, and a Summer program.

Other events include the "Eleuthera All that Jazz" fundraiser held during the last week of March, Art Shows throughout the year, Lecture series and a book club. Every one is welcome to stop in.

Hours Open: Mon-Thurs: 9am-6pm / Fri: 9am-5pm / Sat: 10am-4pm. Closed on Sunday and holidays.

Time Period Represented: Late 1800s

Seasons Open: Year Round

Visitor Fees: $25 monthly fee

Accessibility Notes

The library is located downstairs, so persons with mobility impairments will need assistance getting to the internet café upstairs.

 Pet Friendly Notes

No pets are allowed.

For More Information, Contact:

Mrs. Roz Seyfert

#1 Haynes Avenue, General Delivery, Governor's Harbour, CE
(242) 332-2877

Boundaries and names shown do not necessarily reflect the map policy of the National Geographic.

Latitude: 25.196203000
Longitude: -76.240670000
Elevation: 111 FT (34 M)
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