Mayaguez Children's Library, Inc.

Log Number: AL-00-05-0002-05

Located on the westernmost tip of Puerto Rico, the Mayagüez children's Library opened in 1991 as the only nonprofit, bilingual, independent public community library for the young people of Mayagüez. It is also the first children's library in the Caribbean to provide a Special Needs Center for visually impaired and physically handicapped children. In a city where more than half the population of 98,434 lives below the poverty level, the library strives to improve the community's quality of life through services, programming, and resources geared for young readers and students.