AROUND 800 students from four local public elementary schools and seven day care centers have benefitted from the Baguio City Library Mobile Book Service Program since it was launched in February of last year.
Acting city librarian Fe Requilman said the project lends children’s books for up to three days to deserving public elementary schools and day care centers in the city including the showing of films that teaches good morals and values.
“The mobile book service aims to bring the city library closer to the public especially the children,” she said.
Requilman added they are targeting to serve at least 1,000 or more students in the program this year in hopes of developing the public’s especially young people’s “love of reading for lifelong learning”.
The librarian revealed the on-going project has Mayor Mauricio Domogan’s full support being a firm believer and promoter of the power of reading and education in improving one’s station in life.
Later this month, Requilman and her staff will visit various local public elementary schools and day care centers to determine those that will best be served by the program.
The three-storey Baguio City Library is located just across the Children’s Playground at Burnham Park and is equipped with a computer room and Person with Disability (PWD) section. (Gaby Keith/PIO)