BELIZE CITY, Thurs. Jan. 30, 2020– The Leo Bradley Library is celebrating its 25th anniversary of service to the nation. The anniversary was celebrated at an event held at the library on Princess Margaret Drive in Belize City, which was attended by high school and primary school students.
Some of the high schools whose students attended are E. P. Yorke High School, Canaan High School, Belize High School, Nazarene High School, and Sadie Vernon High School.
The primary schools whose students attended the event were St. Luke Methodist, St. Ignatius, Stella Maris, Belize Elementary and Central Christian Assembly Primary School.
The “heavyweights” at the head table included Debby Domingo, Chief Executive Officer of the Ministry of Education, who was representing Patrick Faber, Minister of Education; Luseola Castillo, Chief Librarian; Joy Ysaguirre, Principal Librarian, Thurton Library; and Lawrence Vernon, Principal Librarian, among others.
In her address to the attendees, Luseola Castillo said that the library began in 1994 to serve and educate the public and has since greatly expanded. Its expansion has led to the library’s adoption of digital technology, and the modern methods and tools for accessing information quickly and reliably.
She said that although phones are often internet-connected for quick access to information and entertainment, the library remains important, as a place where people can gather and still get quick and reliable information.
She acknowledged that the development of the library to its high standard today is due to the hard work and dedication of many persons.
In her address to the audience, Debby Domingo gave some highlights of 1994 when the library began. She encouraged the students and the public to make much use of the library.
Domingo joined Castillo in presenting plaques to Canaan High School, E. P. Yorke High, Belize High School, and Nazarene and Sadie Vernon high schools. Plaques were also issued to Stella Maris Primary, St. Luke Methodist, Belize Elementary, Central Assembly, and St. Ignatius Primary School.
Also receiving plaques as tokens of appreciation on the 25th anniversary of the Leo Bradley Library were the Public Utility Commission ( PUC); Belize Electricity Limited (BEL); San Cas Ltd.; and brothers Habet.
Feature photo: Some of the attendees at the Leo Bradley Library’s celebration