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Jubilee Library to reopen in temporary location Monday

Jubilee Library to reopen in temporary location Monday

After closing its doors almost three months ago and shutting away its treasure trove of books due to the hurricane-battered state of its building, Philipsburg Jubilee Library is reopening its doors on Monday, March 4, in a temporary location and with a vastly reduced number of titles.
Library reopen at temporary location

Library reopen at temporary location

Philipsburg Jubilee Library opened its doors in the temporary location above Adolphus Richardson on the Pond fill last Friday evening March 1, 2019. Present for this special occasion was the Minister of Education Culture Youth and Sports the Honorable Mr. Wycliff Smith
The Philipsburg Jubilee library is closed until further notice

The Philipsburg Jubilee library is closed until further notice

The Board of the Philipsburg Jubilee Library has requested and received two separate reports from the Labour Inspectorate and the Fire Department about the state of the current library building.
Library registration is open for Christmas Market

Library registration is open for Christmas Market

The Philipsburg Jubilee Library (PJL) will be hosting her annual Christmas Market on Thursday, December 20th, from 12 pm to 8pmat the library’s parking lot.
“Philipsburg Jubilee Library Celebrates 95th Anniversary”

“Philipsburg Jubilee Library Celebrates 95th Anniversary”

(November 23rd, 2018) The Philipsburg Jubilee Library celebrating their 95 years of existent. On Saturday November 24th, there will be a Radiothon on the parking lot of the library. The Radiothon starts at 10 am and ends at 4 pm and will be hosted by Laser 101.
Vacancy

Vacancy

The Philipsburg Jubilee Library (PJL) was established in 1923, and is the only public library serving the Dutch side of Sint Maarten as the executive entity of the Philipsburg Jubilee Library Foundation. The Foundation is a private, fully government-subsidized organization, and currently at a crucial point in its existence.
Vacancy

Vacancy

YOUR LIBRARY IS LOOKING FOR NEW BOARD MEMBERS !

The Philipsburg Jubilee Library serves as both the public library and national library of country Sint Maarten. A dedicated and higly motivated staff provides library services to the public under the leadership of a Managing Director. The library is governed by the Philipsburg Jubilee Library Foundation. A Supervisory Board oversees all operations of the Foundation.
The Philipsburg Jubilee Library Needs a New Home, URGENTLY - Pt 3

The Philipsburg Jubilee Library Needs a New Home, URGENTLY - Pt 3

By Fabian A. Badejo.

Books, books and more books! That’s what libraries are made of. The Philipsburg Jubilee Library (PJL) housed over 60,000 volumes before Irma. Books in English, French, Spanish, Dutch, and Papiamento. Books for preschoolers to research fellows. The bookshelves are mostly empty now, with the vast majority of the publications sealed off in cartons where they obviously don’t belong,
The Philipsburg Jubilee Library Needs a New Home, URGENTLY – Pt. 2

The Philipsburg Jubilee Library Needs a New Home, URGENTLY – Pt. 2

By Fabian A. Badejo

It’s September 22, 2018. Saturday, 11:00 am in Great Bay. There’s no space in the parking lot, so I ended up parking at a short distance from the Philipsburg Jubilee Library. From the outside, it didn’t look like it had been damaged much by Hurricane Irma until I drew closer and began to see the rust and displaced louvers. What used to be the office is battered down as if in anticipation of another storm
The Philipsburg Jubilee Library Needs a New Home, URGENTLY!

The Philipsburg Jubilee Library Needs a New Home, URGENTLY!

Among the many catastrophes Hurricane Irma unleashed on us is the damage of the Philipsburg Jubilee Library. Like a wounded lion, the Library has taken staggering steps to get back on its feet again, thanks to the dedication and commitment of its staff, however, it urgently needs to be relocated for it to survive and continue to serve this community as it has done for the past 95 years. Yes, the Philipsburg Jubilee Library is 95 this year,
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