Agreement between the SCLC and the National Library System of Costa Rica (SINABI)
Founded by Bertha Carter and Giovanna Holbrook in 1995, the Learning Center was originally intended as library. Today, the SCLC has an agreement with the Ministry of Culture and Youth, through its major project, the National Library System of Costa Rica (SINABI). The library is called the Sarapiquí-Heredia Semi-Public Library, and forms part of the State Library Network. It is the only library in the county and offers free access to its material and services. This includes use of the books, facilities, talks, workshops, Mobil Library, and cultural space. Core audiences for these resources are young children, young adults and older adults.
To search the catalog of books, music, didactic games, audio, video, articles, magazines, newspapers, etc., click the following link.http://catalogo.sinabi.go.cr/janium-bin/busqueda_rapida.pl?Id=20141028103430
Contact us by email at: email@example.com. Requirements to be a member and obtain a library card are to present at the library in person the following: Identity card or passport, 2 photographs (passport size), a completed form (available at the library).
As part of our library program, the SCLC also brings books and learning out into the local community. This is our Mobil Library program in which we work with the Ministry of Public Education and select communities in the Sarapiquí county. We visit that community on a monthly basis for a period of 5 months and we work with classrooms and/or families to do activities with books and build literacy skills. Small towns such as La Conquista, La Virgen, and Corazón de Jesús have participated in the program in 2016.
Additionally we bring the library to public events such as Environmental Fairs and other events that are held in Sarapiqui; bringing books out to these events gives the public a connection with their library!