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

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 August 2016
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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.

Thank OiRose
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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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.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2016

In the USA, we take libraries for granted. This library is the only one in northern Panama. I now donate all the magazines and books I bring on my trip. So many people use the library. Activities that would not be available to all ages of children are presented and the kids enjoy these programs. There are a complete section... More 

Boquete, Panama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2016

I have a library card for this great place and they actually have a good supply of english language books, the best thing about this building is that it has WiFi anx you see many Panamanians that don't have access to the internet using thier laptops and tablets

Thank Clouddweller
Boquete, Panama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2016

Our new, beautiful Boquete Library is growing daily. It has internet and reading for local students and residents, frequent musical and art events.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2015

You did not expect to see such an amazing library in the quaint and charming town of Boquete. Though not as grand of a gesture as the gifting of the Panama Canal, the library is a testament to the influence and contribution of American generosity. No wonder the locals are very proud of it as well as appreciative. Panama has... More 

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