Opening of the Independence Public Library


The Independence Public Library was inaugurated on December 3, 2009 by Hon. Patrick Faber, Minister of Education and opened its door to the general Independence public on December 4, 2009.


After several years of lobbying for a Independence Library the Independence Library Committee, the Ministry of Education and the Belize National Library Service and Information Service has seen the project come to fruition. 


The inauguration ceremonies were held on December 3, 2009. Mrs. Brenda Armstrong, Chairperson of the BNLSIS Board, welcome the gathering to the inauguration of the library while remarks were made by the Hon. Melvin Hulse, Area Representative and Minister of Public Utilities, Transport and Communications.


Hon. Patrick Faber, Minister of Education was the keynote speaker and the vote of thanks was given by Mrs. Joy Ysaguirre, Chief Librarian. The Independence Primary School Dance Group made two presentations, while Mrs. Yvette Ramclam sang the National Anthem; Pastor Simpson did the invocation and the blessing of the building. Mr. Jerome Lozano was the master of Ceremonies. The cutting of the ribbon was done by Minister Patrick Faber along with Mrs. Yolanda Murray and Mr.

Finally our goal has been achieved and the library officially open its door to the general public in Independence on December 4, 2009 as it has been adequately furnished, the collection can accommodate the basic informational, technological, recreational and educational needs of the community.


The collection will never be stagnant as it will grow based on the demands of the community. Ms. Renee Lozano, is the Senior Library Assistant who will be managing and developing the Independence Public Library under the guidance of the BNLSIS.