Schoelcher Library, Martinique, isn’t just beautiful outside…
- Charlestown, Nevis’ library piqued my curiosity with their vibrant mural of a recently deceased community member, Dr. Simeon Daniel. We partook in lightening their free book table and as well happily paid a nominal fee for a couple other books they sold.
- St John’s Cruz Bay U.S. Virgin Islands library was surrounded by a lovely garden. Inside, we enjoyed a phenomenal underwater photography collection; especially the cuttlefish image (click here to see what a cuttlefish looks like).
- Mathewtown Great Inagua’s library’s airconditioned, bug-free environment offered blissful relief and blazing fast WiFi. Their couches were comfy, strategically located next to standard 110 volt wall outlets. The librarian kindly called one of the locals for us to set up a tour of the salt ponds and flamingo territory. If we had more time there, I’d have checked out the salt museum connected to the library.
- Nassau, Bahamas’ library was enclosed in a multistory tower. Our guidebook said to ask for the dungeon key, but that exhibit was closed. No photos were allowed in the library. Mostly, I wish the library would sell poster versions of the gorgeous botanical prints of local flowers and fruits they displayed.
To bottom; even the floor was a designer delight.
|Schoelcher library’s books are stacked high,
emitting a deliciously musty odor, while light
streaming through its high windows, sparkles
ike pixie dust.
|Mathewtown Great Inagua library’s air conditioned,
bug-free environment was welcome.
Mural of Dr. Simeon Daniel, Charlestown Nevis.
|Cacti in bloom in the garden outside Cruz Bay St. Johns library.
Nassau’s library, pretty in the ever-popular Bahamian
architecture color, Pepto Bismo pink.