QC stu­dents urged to read more, visit li­braries

Manila Bulletin - - News - By ALEXAN­DRIA DENNISE SAN JUAN

Stu­dents in Que­zon City were en­cour­aged to im­bibe the love and in­ter­est on read­ing through var­i­ous ac­tiv­i­ties un­der its “Back to Read­ing” cam­paign.

The Que­zon City Pub­lic Li­brary (QCPL) held last week a “Sto­ry­telling at the Park” ac­tiv­ity at the Que­zon City Cir­cle which was at­tended by pupils of Pinya­han El­e­men­tary School as part of its read­ing pro­gram.

They en­cour­aged chil­dren and stu­dents to read more and visit li­braries, es­pe­cially the city’s li­brary that has been re­peat­edly cited as the best pub­lic li­brary in the coun­try.

Dur­ing the sto­ry­telling event, some guest sto­ry­tellers were in­vited to join the pro­gram in­clud­ing City Coun­cilor Rod­er­ick Paulate.

Apart from sto­ry­telling, pup­peteers from the QCPL Chil­dren’s Sec­tion also per­formed a pup­pet show fea­tur­ing sev­eral skits and songs to en­ter­tain the pupils.

Ac­cord­ing to As­sis­tant City Li­brar­ian Mariza Chico, they brought the sto­ry­telling ac­tiv­ity out­side the school or li­brary premises where it is usu­ally be­ing done.

“Ngayon, nag-try na­man kami out­side, here at the park, para sa mga na­ma­masyal dito ay naipo-pro­mote pa rin ang ac­tiv­ity (We tried to bring sto­ry­telling out­side, here at the park so that we can also pro­mote read­ing to the park go­ers),” Chico added.

QCPL re­cently cel­e­brated its Li­brary and In­for­ma­tion Ser­vices Month which is com­mem­o­rated ev­ery Novem­ber, pur­suant to Procla­ma­tion No. 837 se­riesp of 1991.

The procla­ma­tion is in recog­ni­tion for the need to fo­cus pub­lic aware­ness to the in­valu­able ser­vice that li­braries and in­for­ma­tion cen­ters ren­der, the QCPL said.

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