The small municipal library of Nindirí offers a wide reading room, frequently visited by young local students and outsiders, nationals and foreign. It has in its inventory several thousand books on various topics. Because of its location, right across Central Park, it's very easy to get to this place.
The beautiful facade of the library goes very well with the city center. Formerly, the building was a National Guard base (military police at the time of the dictatorship of the Somoza), then in the 80’s, it was a popular shop. Finally, in the 1990's it was converted into the municipal library "Rubén Darío", named after the famous national poet.
More than 9 thousand copies, including some titles in English, are available to the public there. Every week students from primary, secondary and some from college arrive to consult or borrow books, in addition to some outsiders to academic ambit, and even foreign residents or visitors in the area. Anyone can borrow books and take them home from the library, they must only leave some ID data.
The library is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 12 noon, and after a pause, from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm. Besides the reading room, the place has a small auditorium in which other institutions conduct workshops or meetings. To reach staff, you must call the Mayor's Nindirí or, you can call the director Elvia Ortega, to the telephone (505) 868 60161.
It is very easy to get to the library, since it is directly across Central Park West side of town, in a corner.
If you are coming from outside Nindirí, you should reach the entrance of the city, at kilometer 27 of the Managua-Masaya highway, and then continue down the street from the boulevard to get to Central Park. If you come by public transportation, you should take a bus that travels on this road (in Managua depart from the terminal of UCA and Roberto Huembes Market) and get off at the entrance to Nindirí (there are labels). Once there, you can take a “caponera” (cycle-taxi), or walk the few blocks to the park.