11 years ago, the American Corner opened its doors to the public. Located in the Limon Public Library, residents have access to free information about the United States through books, compact discs, complimentary access to Internet and cultural events.
More than 110,000 people have taken advantage of the didactic resources available in the American Corner, and 91,000 people have participated in the 593 special programs they have organized; including trainings for English teachers, presentations of musical groups, readings in English and Spanish for children and young people; visits of ambassadors, English courses conducted by Peace Corps Volunteers, robotics clubs and special workshops for women and students.
U.S. Ambassador Sharon Day participated in the celebration of this anniversary during her first visit to Limon where she expressed her satisfaction for being on the Costa Rican Caribbean coast and for the extraordinary work that the American Corner does. “First Lady Laura Bush inaugurated the American Corner to ensure that Limon residents have access to all the tools they need to be competitive in today’s globalized world.”
The American Corner also has the Maker Space, equipped with special computer devices to encourage creation and inventions, and the first bookmobile of Limon that this year will visit Siquirres and Matina.