Main Libraries

Biblioteca Santa Lucía

Hours: Tuesday – Saturday 9:00 a.m -12:00 p.m; Thursday – Saturday 2:00 p.m – 5:00 p.m

Librarian: Ivania Mena

The main library is open to lending books to members and providing other community center activities. There are over 6,000 Spanish language books offered in this library, many of which are donated. The library personnel and volunteers also provide instructional classes, homework help, English tutorials, and other services whenever possible.

To become a member, an adult resident needs only to supply a legal ID, such as a cedula. Children just need an adult to join with them. Members may borrow two books per week, but if more time is required, the borrowing time can be extended. Teachers may borrow up to 10 books at a time. There are no costs involved with becoming a member.


Biblioteca El Pantanal

Hours:Tuesday and Wednesday 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.; Thursday-Saturday 9:00 p.m.-12:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Librarian: Marisela Guadamuz

The Grayce Pickett Clay Memorial Library, located in Pantanal, is on the south side of Granada. Pantanal is a much more impoverished area with many young children and limited resources. This is a lending library with about 1,600 Spanish language books that opened as a reading room in June 2015 and started lending books in August 2015.



Supporting Library

Biblioteca San Juan Del Sur

Hours: Monday – Thursday 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.; Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Saturday 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Librarian: Heidi Herrera

Long-time supporter Jane Mirandette, founder of the Library in San Juan del Sur, provides an annual workshop for all the libraries in Nicaragua and runs this library. We purchase books from Jane at a discounted price, which makes restocking shelves easier for Puedo Leer. This library serves as a key resource for our organization, and we have significantly appreciated their help since the beginning of our libraries.