Programmes & Activities


National Reading Competition

National Reading Competition

The National Reading Competition is an annual event which is undertaken by all parish libr...

Photography Club

Photography Club

Story Hour

Story Hour

The Library offers weekly stories for young children. This is an exciting programme that i...

Reading Clubs

Reading Clubs

Our very own reading club takes place at various parish libraries across Jamaica and invol...

Overview


Nora Bateson championed a vision of libraries as agents of personal and community development. In 1945 her “library plan for Jamaica” noted that a group in St. Ann’s Bay had been discussing the prospects for the free library for the parish and were in correspondence with the Institute of Jamaica on the matter. This group was led by Mr. and Mrs. G. Louis Byles formally launched the idea of St. Ann Public Libraries at a public meeting held in St. Ann’s Bay on March 13, 1947. A number of gifts were formally presented from Croydon and Aylesbury Libraries in England, from the British Council and residents of New York and citizens of Jamaica. A committee of 16 persons with Mr. Byles as chairman was formed to organize the collection of funds and to set up the library.  READ MORE...

Branch Libraries Opening Hours


The St. Ann Parish Library has 9 branches located all over the parish, offering varying programmes and services. Please see below a list of all branch libraries.

Parish Library

2 Windsor Road
St. Ann's Bay
St. Ann

(876) 972-2660
(876) 972-2155

Monday - Friday
9:30 am - 5:30 pm
9:30 am - 3:00 pm (SAT)

Alexandria

Alexandiria P.O
St. Ann

(876) 993-7819

Monday - Friday
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Bamboo

Bamboo
St. Ann

(876) 972 - 6468

Monday - Friday
12:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Brown's Town

St. Christopher’s Crescent
Brown's Town P.O.
St. Ann

(876) 975- 2351

Monday - Friday
9:30 am - 5:30 pm
9:30 am - 3:00 pm (Sat)

Claremont

Claremont P.O.
St. Ann

(876) 972- 3218

Monday - Friday
9:30 am - 5:30 pm

Discovery Bay

Discovery Bay P.O.
St. Ann

(876)973-9103 

Monday - Friday
9:30 am - 5:30 pm

Linton Park

Linton Park
St. Ann

(876) 441-2769 / 325-8439

Monday - Fridays 
12:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Moneague

Moneague P.O.
St. Ann

(876) 973- 0689

Monday - Friday
9:30 am - 5:30 pm

Mt. Zion

Mt. Zion P.O.
St. Ann
(876) 824-7409 

Monday - Friday
1:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Ocho Rios

Ocho Rios P.O.
St. Ann

(876) 974 - 2588

Monday - Friday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
9:00 am - 1:00 pm (SAT)

Runaway Bay

Runaway Bay
St. Ann

(876) 973 – 6420

Mon, Wed & Fri
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

9:00 am - 1:00 pm (Sat)

Sturge Town

Sturge Town P.A.
St. Ann

(876) 865-9186

Monday - Friday
1:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Watt Town (Closed)

Watt Town
St. Ann

Monday - Friday
1:30 pm - 6:00 pm