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The Allen-Shaw Reading Room

The building of the Allen-Shaw Reading Room was a community effort. The people knew they were making a tremendous contribution to the future of their children.  We provide a large selection of books to the community such as children, non-fiction, fiction, student’s reference books for research, and historical books on the Caribbean.  Members from Jamaicans.com website have been instrumental in filling our shelves with books on the Caribbean.

The community has access to several computers along with internet service and a computer assistant to help the children with their school work and research papers. 

 The Allen-Shaw Foundation's Reading Room is making a significant impact in the community. Students and adults are able to access reading materials that are not readily available to them.  With a computer assistant on staff at the library, they have the assistance needed to learn about their global environment.




2008 S.A.F.E. Community Service Award


2008 Islanders Cultural Organization of New Jersey (ICONJ) Community Service Award 


2005 Upliftment Jamaica International Community Service Award


2003 JAMPACT-Heroes Of  The Diaspora Nanny Award 


Air Jamaica Skywriting, October 1999

Article:  “Don’t Throw Those Books Out

Written by Rebecca Tortello 


Southern Heart Beat, August 1999

Article: Opening the Way to Literacy


Southern Heart Beat, July 1999 

Article:Honouring the Future, Respecting The Past


Mandeville Weekly, April 15, 1999

Article:  Senior Citizens Treated by the Allen-Shaw Foundation & Marcus Garvey Youth club


Mandeville Weekly, February 1999

Article "Marcus Garvey Club and Allen-Shaw Reading Room Honor Golden Age"


Marcus Garvey Community Club: Social Development Commission Certificate of Merit


The Jamaican Observer, October 31, 1998

Article:  Savanna-la-Mar High making strides



The Gleaner, January 16, 1997 (Editorial Comments)


JBC Television (Video Tape Available)


Morning Time-December 23, 1996

A Ray Of Hope-December 26, 1996


Mandeville Weekly, December 19, 1996

Article:  New Innovative Library in South Manchester

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