Hello Puerto Rico, we are back!

We emerged from our homes in August to open the doors of the main library in Dorado for counter services, computer use and curbside delivery of books and public school lesson modules.  We have made our indoor spaces as safe as we can with Plexiglas barriers, medical-industrial grade air purifiers, and carefully monitored safety protocols. Sadly, our meeting spaces remain closed, and we cannot welcome back to our smallest clients. The children’s area is closed until it is safe for them to read and play together. 

We remain busy in our new virtual world. Our virtual classes, including Instrumental Music, College Board Prep for the Puerto Rico College Boards, Story Time, Lego and others, are back on Facebook or in the interactive classrooms of Microsoft Teams. Follow our Facebook pages for notices of times and new programs.

Check the Books & Digital section of the website for information on how to navigate our graphic Destiny Discovery Online Catalog. We hope you will continue to use the website to find ways to stay informed and up to date on opportunities for downloading books, music and more.

Reach our staff with your questions at 787-796-3675 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.

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Begun as a lending library by community activist Jane Stern in 1974, JSDCL quickly became a bilingual learning centre for language, literacy and after-school programs as a 501(c) (3) non-profit corporation. 


The municipality of Dorado provided space for several expansions over the years, and in 2001 the Ángel Ramos Foundation recognized the library’s contributions with the prestigious Tina Hills Community Service Prize.

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Recognized us as a 2019 Best Practices Honoree


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Anne & Ron Chevako - Directors


JSDCL - Staff

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Curbside Delivery sponsored by


Perusing through the books on the library’s bookshelves is not possible because of COVID-19, but you can browse through our fiction and non-fiction books for adults, teens and children, Spanish and English, through our online catalog!


Search for a specific title or author or even a specific subject.  If you are a library member, reserve a book by clicking “hold” on the book you have selected. Dixie or Carmen will give you a call when your books are ready for pick up. Call the library (787-796-3675) to sign up for library membership. For instructions on navigating the graphic catalog on Destiny Discovery and curbside pick-up, click on Books & Digital above. 

Britannica has given The Jane Stern Community Library permission to offer access free of charge to the Library’s bilingual content. Accessible across all mobile devices and computers

  • PUBLIC LIBRARY EDITION for Children, Young Adults and General Reference (English)

  • BRITANNICA ESCOLAR: Primaria y Secundaria en español

  • BRITANNICA MODERNA: para Adultos en español

It’s not your grandfather’s encyclopedia!
Easy to navigate homework resource with age-appropriate reading levels from Kindergarten to high school and beyond. Content for children with eye-catching graphics and three reading plus a dictionary, images, maps, games. Content and Interface work together to give the user an experience tailored to their needs.


Britannica Escolar es un recurso informativo para la educación primaria y secundaria que es seguro, actualizado y apropiado para cada nivel.

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