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David S Kitson Library

Education
Nosara

The Biblioteca David Kitson promotes reading, learning, and cross-cultural understanding.

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Project Description

The David Kitson Library was donated to the Nosara community by expats and visitors in memory of David Kitson, a community activist. The library provides a unique opportunity for the locals to check out books, to use the internet on the computers, to take math classes and to attend other activities. There is an active Seniors Group, an educational group for mothers and young children, and reading groups for all ages.

The library was founded in 1996 in a classroom in a local school, but since then has constructed its own building in downtown Nosara.

The Library has worked closely with the Guanacaste Community Fund on several projects, such as the purchase of Kindles for the use of the reading clubs and math classes for high school seniors. As one of the oldest and strongest of the community nonprofits in the Nosara area, the Kitson Library has also helped other newer organizations implement projects funded by the GCF by administering grant money.

Impact

- Over 16,000 visitors in 2019
- 15,000+ books in the collection
- The students of the math tutoring program launched in 2019 had a 82% passing rate in the national exam - much higher than the national average

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