Friday, January 23, 2015

Please help us welcome our new Director, Marietta!

Happy New Year HB friends & supporters! 

The library now has new leadership! 

Marietta is our new director, but she is not a new face around the library. Since last Summer, Marietta has been volunteering at HB and working with the kids on a regular basis. 

We wish her all the best as she starts in her new role at HB, and hope you will stop by to meet her and welcome her!

  (Library hours: 2-5:30 Monday-Friday, 
and 9-1 on Saturday. Closed Sunday.)

Here is a message she has written to tell everyone about herself:

 My name is Marietta MarroquĂ­n, I was born in Mexico City and raised in Guatemala.

Since I was a young girl I felt a strong passion for the ocean and as I grew older I studied Biology to help conserve our natural resources. Later on,  I worked in several marine conservation projects... But in the process I realized the urgent necessity of working on community development projects.

I believe that education, focusing on creativity and in nourishing the uniqueness of every being,  has the power to create positive changes in the world; and it's through passion, love and devotion that I will endeavour for this mission. I am grateful and honored to work as the Hekab-Be's Library Director and I'm deeply committed to help Akumal's community and its biodiversity.

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Bittersweet Goodbye

It is with great sadness that we announce the departure of our wonderful library director, Anne (aka Ana). During her time at Hekab Be, Anne has opened up a world of new programs and adventures, as well as her heart, to the children of Akumal. We couldn't have asked for a more perfect blend of skills in one person to take on the very difficult and demanding position of running Hekab Be. Anne not only did it well, she did it with grace. She will be sorely missed.

Here is her departing message to all our library supporters and friends:

It is with a heavy heart that I have made the decision to move back to Indiana to be closer to my Mom and my family. I have worked with, learned from, and loved the children and families of the Akumal community for several years now and it has changed my life forever for the better.
Fortunately for Hekab Be, the perfect person appeared about 6 months ago when she started volunteering her time to work with our children at the library. Marietta Marroquin is warm, loving, dedicated, and ready to take on the leadership role in this next chapter of Hekab Be’s story.

I know that you all will support her as you have supported me, and believe me I won't be far away!

Please take to heart Anne's plea for your continuing support. Although we are changing directors, our important work of bringing education, in all its forms, to the children and families of Akumal remains our primary mission. 

So many thanks to everyone who helped us 
achieve our mission in 2014!

Wishing you all a very happy and safe holiday season,

And a very Happy New Year!

P.S. If you plan on visiting HB over the Holiday break, please see our reduced Holiday hours below.

Hekab Be Holiday Schedule