U.S. Embassy Bridgetown Donates Supplies to the American Corner in Antigua

Acting Public Affairs Officer, Gaina Davila, reads from one of several books that were donated to the Library during the short ceremony.

August 29, 2018

U.S. Embassy Bridgetown donates supplies to the American Corner in Antigua

On August 23, Acting Public Affairs Officer of the United States Embassy in Bridgetown, Gaïna Dávila, presented more than $8,000 in supplies and materials to the National Public Library. The donation included books, games, iPads, desktop computers and other educational materials, which will be used by visitors.

The Acting Public Affairs Officer read two short stories, “Please, Louise” and “I Dissent” to children, who were between the ages of five to nine years old.  She also used the opportunity to highlight the importance of literacy, libraries, and reading to those in attendance. During the interactive session, the children shared some of their favorite books.

The American Corner Antigua is located at the National Public Library of Antigua and Barbuda and is maintained through a partnership agreement with the Ministry of Education, Science, and Technology. The American Corner exemplifies the United States’ commitment to a core democratic principle: “the citizen’s right to free access to information.”