In preparation for the this year’s Book Week celebration, the Parañaque City Government under the leadership of Mayor Florencio Bernabe, Jr. lined up activities that are geared towards creating better appreciation of the values of reading in children and teenagers which is scheduled from November 23 to 29.
Inspirited by the theme, “Kaaya-ayang Magbasa sa Kapaligirang Kay Ganda” the week-long celebration from November 23 to 29 is expected to draw great interest and deliver remarkable service as storytelling sessions for grade school students and their parents; book talk among Grade VI students and educational film showing for Fourth Year High School students are set.
Preparations are being made by the Parañaque City Public Library headed by Ms. Amalia Martin in partnership with the National Library, Philippine Public Librarians League, Inc., the City Special Service Office (CSSO) headed by Mr. Dean Calleja.
“Encouraging children to read books is essential as it enriches their store of ideas, broadens their outlook, stimulates their curiosity, prompts their eagerness to learn.”, Mayor Bernabe said.
The mayor added that despite the advances in technology including the internet, books are still the most important medium of information. The Parañaque local chief executive encouraged the students to develop the habit of reading books and appreciate its values. He also urged the students and other residents to visit the Parañaque City Public Library regularly as his administration continues to make improvements on the facilities and adds to its book collection. .
Recently, the Parañaque Public Library received additional books from the the Asia Foundation headed by Director Efren Balajadia and the Chinese Filipino Business Club It has also received two new computers from the city government for use by patrons in conducting internet research. Then donations were facilitated by CSSO Chief Dean Calleja. (Public Information Office)