February 5, 2023

A slew of activities are in store for the Summer Capital’s 30th celebration of Library and Information Services Month in November with the theme, “LibREAL (Libraries Relate, Engage, Advocate, Lead).

The festivity includes the 86th National Book Week slated Nov. 24 to 30 with the theme, “Libraries as catalysts in the new normal environment: Changes. Reforms. Transformations.”

City librarian officer-in-charge Easter Wahayna-Pablo said among the activities is a trivia where questions will be posted at its Facebook page (Baguio City Public Library) on Mondays and Tuesdays, and the first one to answer correctly will be given a token. There will also be online storytelling where librarians will read stories to be posted every Wednesday.

Other activities are poetry reading where Gaby Keith of the City Mayor’s Office will read poems to be posted on Thursdays and insights where invited guests or random speakers will share their insights about libraries, books, and love for reading to be posted every Friday.

Also to be held is a parent and child online storytelling contest with parents and children of the city’s child development centers as target participants. They should register online in the Baguio City Public Library FB page where a maximum of 25 pairs will be accepted. Winners will receive cash.

Pablo said the city library has ongoing services amidst the Covid-19 pandemic like online registration for Library In-house Use and PLViRA (Public Library Virtual Reference Assistance) where needed information will be sent through messenger or e-mail.

Another is the E-Skwela Hub where several computers with Internet access are made available for community use for two hours and for printing purposes for a limited number of pages.

The Baguio City Public Library is located at Burnham Park just across the children’s playground and can be reached at 442-8917. – PIO release