QC students urged to read more, visit libraries
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.