The Barbuda Library Association was founded in 1996 with the sole aim to build a library on the island. The group has successfully raised over EC$42,000 since that time through donations from supporters and by organising various events, including the very popular Christmas Spectacular. This was held for several years at Madison Square on every 23rd of December and the whole village gathered together to show off their talents in the arts, and share a meal. The Barbuda Library Association offers many thanks to all who have participated so far in this endeavour. Currently the BLA is planning to use some of this funding to supply the materials for the designated reading room in the new Community Centre on River Road. This will include books and computers available to the community. For further information contact Reverend Dr Patrick Thomas on (+1268) 460-0496 or Mrs Frances Beazer on (+1268) 460-0675.