Monique Calixte, a native of Haiti who also lived in France, donated her extensive private book collection that started this library. It became part of the FOKAL Cultural Center in 2003 and is now a focal point for studies, research, and children's activities with books in French, Creole and English.
Adult Section: Patrons will find books for research, for professionals as well as for leisure reading. The Haitian Collection is located in a separate section as well as the theater books "Quatre Chemins", and the photoggraphy books collection.
Young Adult section: Teens can find books and magazines appropriate for their interests and reading levels.
Children's section: This is a space specifically designed for children with activities such as storytelling hour and art workshops.
Multimedia section: Three stations with five computers each can be used to watch videos and other multi-media platforms.
Harold CourlanderAmerican Corner: This section is composed of books and documents about the United States, mostly in French, and in tribute to Harold Courlander, an American author who wrote numerous books about Haiti. Three computers offer internet access to patrons.
Support books for Haitian readers, who are often tri-lingual, with a donation to the Monique Calixte Library.