G K Symonette Library

 

  History
 
  


The G.K. Symonette Library was constructed in 1986 and opened to the public on December 11 1987.  It was named after the mother of the then Member of Parliament for Yellow Elder, Clement T. Maynard.  Georgiana Kathleen Symonette played a major part in the Woman's Suffrage Movement, which advocated for the rights of women to vote in the Bahamas.  The Library sits in the Yellow Elder Community on Graham Drive and was established from private funding and from the efforts of the residents of Yellow Elder lead by Sir Clement Maynard, the Member of Parliament.

G.K. Symonette Public Library caters to the needs of those in the surrounding community and beyond.  It provides access to the Internet and has became a place of study for students at area schools.

GK Symonette is continuing in its quest to cater to the needs of all that enter its doors, providing information and resources that is accurate, readily accessible and informative, going beyond the call in shaping and moulding the minds of our future leaders.

  Location and Directions
 
  

Yellow Elder

Next to C. W. Sawyer Primary School.

  Hours of Operation
 
  

Monday to Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Closed on Saturday and Sunday

  Library Statistics
 
  


The library has a collection of approximately 5,000 print materials.  The collection has grown from donations and purchase of materials.  

Eleven computers are avialable for public use-three of these donated by Sir Clement Maynard.

  Picture Gallery
 
  

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  Membership
 
  

A membership fee is paid yearly as follows:

Adults - $6.00

Students

Kindergarten to grade five (5) - $2.00

Grades six (6) to twelve (12) - $4.00

  Services
 
  

Users have access to the following:

  • Book loans
  • Photocopies
  • Internet services
  • Research materials, including newspapers
  • Quiet study
  • Recreational reading
  • Bahamian vertical file collection
  Staff
 
  

Ms. Linda Dames - Library Supervisor

Ms. Melinda Major - Library Attendant

Ms. Ismae Hall - Security Officer

Ms. Eulease Rolle - Custodian

  Other Departments
 
    
  Library Contacts
 
  

Telephone number: (242) 322-5303

Fax number: (242) 322-7241

  News and Events
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