HOW DID THIS DREAM BECOME A REALITY?
In 1939, the board of Governors opened its first Junior Centre for children. This was named, The East Street Junior Centre. The development of the Centre was maintained under the guidance of Robert Verity, who had similar experience studying at a Centre in England. The Junior Centre was officially opened in 1940, as the first and only lending library for children in Jamaica. Its services were also extended to rural parishes (St. Catherine, Manchester and St. James) via a railway system. The Library also offered services to the Half Way Tree and Franklyn Town Junior Centres respectively.