Recently, a patron visited the Dominican Republic on a family vacation and stated that there was very little in the public libraries. In fact, here is a comment from an encyclopedia:
In general, public library collections are few and small, mostly containing only a few hundred books. Exceptions are the public library in Santo Domingo, with holdings of about 35,000 volumes, and in Baní with 38,000 volumes.
The President of the American Library Association has recently met with the Predident of the Domincan Republic to try to establish a superior public library system in that country. We are very fortunate to have good public library service throughout the United States serving all of the citizens.
Read more: Libraries and museums – Dominican Republic – located http://www.nationsencyclopedia.com/Americas/Dominican-Republic-LIBRARIES-AND-MUSEUMS.html#ixzz16ybfpdei