Elaine I. Sprauve Public Library.
If you're looking to take a break from the sun, or just want to learn more about our gorgeous island in a historic building none-the-less, then head over to the Elaine I. Sprauve Public Library.
The library is housed in the restored Enighed Estate House (pronounced en-nee-high). Visiting the library is a wonderful opportunity to explore one of the first substantial buildings of its kind on St. John. The plantation great house dates to 1757.
William Wood, an Englishman, born on the Dutch island of Saba in 1692 was the first recorded owner of Estate Enighed was. He came to St. John with his family sometime in the 1750’s and became the owner of the estate. William Wood died on St. John in 1757, and his grave can be found on the Estate Enighed property in back of the library
The library is open Monday through Friday from 9am to 1pm, and 2pm to 5pm (they are closed between 1pm and 2pm). For more information call: (340) 776-6359.