Built in 1897
Haynes Library is one of Eleuthera's finer historical landmarks. Saved from the wrecking ball and refurbished in the 90s, this quaint library has become one of the popular attractions on the Eleuthera. The pink exterior adorned with turquoise hurricane shutters and trim, finished off with white steps and railings is classical Bahamas.
The library's primary mission is to advance education to the residents and children of Governor's Harbour and Eleuthera. Haynes has over 10,000 books and a substantial collection of educational software. The library hosts over 8,000 visitors every year.
Along with books and software, Haynes Library has a computer resource center and high speed internet access all provided by contributions from friends, volunteers and well wishers from around the world. Visitors may access the internet using Hayne's computers or their own wireless laptops for a nominal fee.
Haynes Library's Childrens Programs
Children's programs are one of the highlights of the library. Arts and crafts are offered on Saturdays to the children. They have an open invitation for volunteers where you can bring a young person with you to enjoy the library.
If you are planning on visiting Eleuthera, be sure to include Haynes Library on your itinerary. It is just off Eleuthera's main road in Governor's Harbour -- on your way to the town's picturesque Cupid's Cay that juts out into the Exuma sound. For more details and hours of operation, you can contact the friendly folks at Haynes, Ros Seyfert, the head librarian, or Althea Willie, the assistant librarian, at 242-332-2877 or check out Haynes Library Website.