Bilingual Library grand opening in Pascagoula
Today, the Bilingual Lending Library in Pascagoula opened up its doors for the first time to the public.
The main goal for the library is to provide a more inclusive space to support the Hispanic population in the district. It serves all Pascagoula-Gautier County children under the age of five.
The Bilingual Lending Library is a part of the Early Beginnings Program that works to ensure that children enter kindergarten with the necessary skills to be successful.
In the library, there are book titles in English and Spanish as well as audio books and games that provide an interactive space for parents and children. Rovira Team Reality founder Lazaro Rovira said, “I think something like this is huge for the community because it helps bring Latinos and others together. I am very proud of the school board for putting this together. I think it’s absolutely amazing. I would say there’s much more to come because the Hispanic community over here is growing. It’s very important that we all work together so we can grow all of our children.”
The library was funded by a grant the Pascagoula-Gautier School District received last November, sponsored by the State Farm Neighborhoods Assist Program. It will be open Mondays and Fridays from 9 a.m. through 3 p.m. as well as Tuesday and Thursdays from 1 through 3 p.m.