Libraries Round the World: Welcome to the Conch Republic

Yes, there is a rebel faction in the Florida Sunshine State. In 1982, the city of Key West, at the southern tip of Florida, seceded from the Union. They created a micro-nation, The Conch Republic. The disagreement with the USA was over US Border Patrol roadblocks and checkpoints. This slowed everyone down, including important people … More Libraries Round the World: Welcome to the Conch Republic

Libraries Round the World: In a Former British Gaol

A recycled 18th-century former jail (a ‘gaol’ in British English) transitioned into the first public library in the Bahamas in 1873. This library, now a museum too, is still going strong in the city of Nassau on New Providence Island. Using a former jail somehow fits! Afterall, this area of the Bahamas was the site … More Libraries Round the World: In a Former British Gaol