This program was closed in 2001. Please see the Contact Us page regarding any questions you may have.

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[Picture of library] Public libraries have been established on several islands, including Yap, Pohnpei, Kosrae, Majuro, and Palau. These libraries are dependent on donated materials from libraries and communities in the United States. High school libraries are also evolving, with a movement from merely serving as storage areas for the school's textbooks to becoming "real" libraries. There are two areas of concern: books and other materials, and training of librarians.

The Library Program focused on skills transfer. Librarians from the U.S. provided assistance to libraries in the Republic of Palau, the Federated States of Micronesia, and the Republic of the Marshall Islands. Through workshops and on-site assistance, libraries in Micronesia are improving their circulation, cataloging, and book-acquisition systems. The program was funded by the U.S. Information Agency and the U.S. Department of the Interior.


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Micronesia and South Pacific Program
c/o Maradel Gale
239 Parfitt Way SW #2A
Bainbridge Island, WA 98110 USA
ph: 206/842-5133