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Biblioteca de Boquete

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Address: Via Boquete, Boquete 0413, Panama
Phone Number:
+507 720-2879

The library opened its doors in February 2012 as the first lending library...

The library opened its doors in February 2012 as the first lending library in Panama. The modern 3 story stone and glass building is a distinguished addition to the Boquete landscape. Free wi-fi and computers with internet are available, while the 3rd floor art gallery features monthly displays from local artists. Check the online calendar for concerts and activities. Open Mon-Sat 10am-7pm

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Attractive library close to downtown

On the main road and a short walk from the the town centre, the library also sells some books, many in English.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
Errol P
Toronto, Canada
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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

On the main road and a short walk from the the town centre, the library also sells some books, many in English.

Thank Errol P
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A wonderful community effort. English and Spanish language resources and free internet. A nice place to relax and catch up on your reading, enjoy a cup of coffee or study.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is worth it just to take a walk through the library to see the building. It is beautiful. Free wifi there too.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

The library is vibrant with local art, globally sourced books and comfortable seating to invite one to sit and read. I was delighted to see many children using the facility and also saw that a class schedule was posted for various activities.

Thank Sharna K
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016

Nice modern library with a little cafe that serves great coffee at incredible price. Stopped here to get wifi and catch up on emails.

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Columbia, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016

Boquete library offers a lot for locals and visitors. No need to pay overweight or bring your kindle, you can enjoy the old fashion sensation of reading a book while on holiday. A new feature of the library is their collection of books about hummingbirds, a donation of Ralph Dessau. At this moment the library is featuring until July 29... More 

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Boquete, Panama
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2016

We loved the biblioteca de Boquete, despite some obvious shortcomings. As the only lending library in Panama (!) the Boquete facility has quite a reputation for service, accessibility and offerings. As visitors to Boquete, we acquired a temporary borrower's card easily, with a $20.00 refundable deposit, and used it several times. Four stars only because the library needs to work... More 

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Boquete, Panama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2016

Built with the help and backing of the local expat community, this place is great for local Panamanian families and local expats. Special clubs and art exhibits use the third floor. Schools bring classes here daily for different educational teachings.

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Helsinki, Finland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2016

Library is located south of Boquete towards Alto Boquete. It offers free internet and is an oasis of books. Same time it offers also art exhibition and gallery, you can buy most of the art pieces. Library works also as community center for different groups like photographers etc. Many western people take libraries for granted, but here this library gives... More 

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2016 via mobile

This library would stand out in any community. The glass structure offers lots of natural light. The staff are friendly and helpful. English is spoken by the reception staff. It has computers with Internet access. Lots of seating areas and tables. It has a English section with many popular authors. A very pleasant place to visit while in Boquete.

Thank NSinUAE

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