The concept of Community Libraries is a fairly new trend and involves the setting up of libraries in community hubs/centres.

Reasons for co-location:

  • The need to provide safe places to serve the community
  • Lack of funding to construct libraries

As the Tobago Library Services prepares to establish a Community Library in the underserved community of Castara, four senior members of staff travelled to Trinidad to tour three of NALIS’ community library projects:

Mt Hope/Mt Lambert Community Library

Beetham Gardens Community Library

Barataria Community Library