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Puerto Aventuras opens first public library

Puerto Aventuras, Q.R. — With a federal investment and private collection, the seaside town of Puerto Aventuras has opened its first public library.

With the collection of more than 1,500 books and a federal investment of nearly 3 million peso, the Ángeles Mastretta Public Library has been inaugurated.

Mrs. Patricia Lara, a resident of Puerto Maya told Notimex that the new library will benefit more than 4,500 area children and young people who, up until now, had been without a place to study.

“Due to the shortcomings of the families and school, students did not have the books but now they have this library,” she said.

Fidel Luis Parra, president of the Citizen Council of Puerto Aventuras, said that he has lived in the area for 28 years, and that little by little, improvements for families are arriving.

“Fortunately we now have more social infrastructure for the benefit of all citizens,” he added.

During the inauguration of the library, it was reported that the new facility will benefit 8,300 people, mostly students, and required an investment of 2,994,368 peso. The library is open Monday to Friday 8:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m.

The new library was named Ángeles Mastretta Public Library after the Mexican writer. Ángeles Mastretta, from Puebla, is a Mexican author and journalist, well-known for creating inspirational female characters and fictional pieces that reflect the social and political realities of Mexico during her life.