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The library provides access to current and reliable information about the U.S. via book collections and local programming to the general public.
 - American Corner photo -

Published Wednesday, February 17, 2021

American Corner celebrates 14th anniversary

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff
On Tuesday, American Corner, a place created by the Public Affairs Section of the Embassy of the United States and Greater Thomas Public Library in Limón Province, celebrated 14 years since its foundation.

"Its role in the province and its contribution to sharing American values ​​and culture with the people of Limón have helped to further strengthen the ties of friendship that unite our countries," the United States embassy said in its statement.

Among the anniversary activities was the presentation of the book "A Promised Land" written by former U.S. President Barack Obama, who would have been presented by Trudy Poyser. However, the American Corner announced that the presentation had to be canceled.

The library provides access to current and reliable information about the U.S. via book collections and local programming to the general public.

Sponsored jointly by the U.S. Embassy and the library, the American Corner serves as an information outpost similar to a public library reference service.

Multimedia, books and periodical collections are open and accessible. Associated reading or meeting rooms are made available to host program events and activities (i.e. author readings, films, speaker programs, workshops, films, meetings, and exhibits).

In the library, people have access to a book collection on several topics about the U.S., bilingual children's literature, magazines, DVD collection of movies and documentaries, access to the internet, storytelling and book discussions, among others.
The American Corner also provides a mobile library to visit the surrounding communities in Limón, offering information and programs.

According to the embassy in 2018 alone, the American Corner received 31,000 visitors and hosted special programs attended by 27,000 people.

People interested in accessing the material provided by the American Corner should call the 2758-3914 line.

In which other community should the embassy create a meeting place to strengthen the ties of friendship in both countries?  We would like to know your thoughts on this story. Send your comments to

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