Library receives donation from Indian Merchants’ Association
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Library receives donation from Indian Merchants’ Association

From left to right, Mr. Cookie (Siddarth) Bijlani, boardmember IMA; Monique Alberts, Director Philipsburg Jubilee Library; and Mr. Peter Mirpuri, President IMA. From left to right, Mr. Cookie (Siddarth) Bijlani, boardmember IMA; Monique Alberts, Director Philipsburg Jubilee Library; and Mr. Peter Mirpuri, President IMA.

PHILIPSBURG — Recently, the Philipsburg Jubilee Library (PJL) received a donation by the Indian Merchants’ Association (IMA) for the purchase of a new network server.

The PJL is a place, not only for reading, it is also a multimedia center where the general public can go to use the internet, study, make homework assignments or do research.

This is an essential service for schoolchildren, especially those who do not have access to books, computers or internet at home. They can do their assignments at the library with all the facilities needed. Hundreds of schoolchildren visit the library on a weekly and sometimes even daily basis to do their homework.

Two weeks ago, the library had some technical problems with the network server for the public computers of the library. The server crashed, which meant that a number of students who were in the library could not finish their school assignments that evening.

This server has also had to be repaired numerous times since it was acquired in 2004. However, thanks to the generous donation of the Indian Merchants’ Association it was possible to replace the faulty network server with a new one.

The Philipsburg Jubilee library and its library patrons are very grateful to the Indian Merchants’ Association for said donation. (PJL)

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