A new library arrives in Naranjo
Naranjo de Alajuela is a scenic hillside town famous for its coffee farms and easygoing pace. And on Oct. 4, Naranjo received a most remarkable gift: a new public library.
Commissioned in 2011, the $200,000 facility is already a community touchstone. While Costa Rica boasts a very high literacy rate, libraries are generally scattered and small, and the masterfully designed structure is a prime showcase for the National Library System.
Tico Times correspondent Robert Isenberg recently headed to Naranjo to see the new venue for himself. While the biblioteca isn’t easy to find – it’s a long and confusing walk from Naranjo’s bustling center – bibliophiles will appreciate a glance at its stacks.
You may be interested
Costa Rica to begin administering HPV vaccineAlejandro Zúñiga - April 25, 2019
The Social Security System (CCSS) announced Wednesday that Costa Rica will begin administering the human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccine as…
Costa Rica approves law against child abuse prepared by alleged victims of priestAFP and The Tico Times - April 24, 2019
Costa Rica’s congress approved on Tuesday a bill that extends the statute of limitations for the crime of sexual abuse…
International drug rehab in Costa Rica with the Costa Rica Treatment CenterThe Tico Times - April 24, 2019
Costa Rica Treatment Center understands the process of addiction recovery from personal experience. Their evidence-based treatment programs are engineered to…