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According to an article published in the VI Source, the Charles W. Turnbull Regional Library will open with limited services on Monday, June 17, 2013. Hours will be 9am to 5pm in the General Reading Room only; the St. Thomas Bookmobile will offer services to young adults and children just outside the library.
A 'soft launch' of the new St. Thomas library in Tutu (to be named the Charles Wesley Turnbull Regional Library) has been set for June 2013, according to an article in the VI Source online newspaper.
Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) Commissioner Alicia Barnes was joined by Public Works Commissioner Darryl Smalls in addressing a number of issues including structural and staffing concerns. The official launch is planned for October of this year.
The Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) brings together the riches of America’s libraries, archives, and museums, and makes them freely available to the world. It strives to contain the full breadth of human expression, from the written word, to works of art and culture, to records of America’s heritage, to the efforts and data of science. The DPLA aims to expand this crucial realm of openly available materials, and make those riches more easily discovered and more widely usable and used. How? Check out our About page.
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The DPLA is an all-digital library that aggregates metadata about digital objects held by libraries, museums, and archives around the country. The DPLA does not hold physical copies of objects in its database.
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