Miss Lou’s Room is located on the second floor of York Quay Centre, overlooking the pond in summer and the rink in winter, with an excellent view of the lake. The room is bright and airy with windows along the entire east side, and floor-to-ceiling windows along the south side. Doors open to the venue’s own terrace which overlooks the lake.
Louise Bennett Coverley fonds reflects her life as both a writer, performer, and a promoter of the Jamaican language. It is arranged into the following series: correspondence; legal and financial documents; writing; published and printed materials; personal and professional documents, awards and realia; photographs.
On September 7th the world celebrates Miss Lou Day. Why September 7th? The Jamaica premier authority on culture, Miss Lou was born on September 7th, 1919 and died on July 26, 2006.
The National Library of Jamaica was established in 1979 under the Institute of Jamaica Act of 1978. It originated from the collection of the West India Reference Library (WIRL) which was founded in 1894 as a section of the Public Library of the Institute of Jamaica. This public library was the first of its kind in Jamaica. It began operations in 1879 when the Institute of Jamaica was established for the encouragement of literature, science and art.