February 2, 2023

BONTOC, Mountain Province – This capital town’s public library has been recognized for its timely submission of monthly reports.
The National Library of the Philippines (NLP) awarded to the Bontoc Municipal Library the certificate of completion for the 2019 monthly reports.
Municipal Librarian Chamreine Casiwen received the award through \WebinarJam.
Casiwen said public libraries affiliated with the NLP are required to submit reports before the 10th day of each month.
Since 2018, the submission of monthly reports to the NLP is done online.
As an incentive, the Bontoc Municipal Library is entitled to receive book allocations from the NLP.
Bontoc is the only municipality in Mountain Province that has a public library and a regular librarian.
The municipal library has been accommodating students and those who frequent the facility to read and research.
The public is also using for free four desktop computers to access the Internet.
Online registration to government transactions such as application for National Bureau of Investigation clearance may be availed at the municipal library.
With Mayor Franklin Odsey’s vision “Bontoc on the Rise” which encompasses five major programs to include Youth Development, Casiwen introduced innovations towards improving literacy among the children of Bontoc.
With the Covid-19 pandemic that restricted individuals 21 years old and below in going out of their residences, Casiwen said parents or guardians may visit the library to borrow and take home books and other reading materials for their children.
Also, in adapting to the new normal, the Bontoc Municipal Library has come up with free tutorial on basic computer applications like Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint which will be done by schedule.
Interested individuals may message the Bontoc Municipal Library Facebook page or visit the Bontoc Municipal Library at the 3rd Floor, Bontoc Municipal Capitol. It is open Mondays through Fridays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. – Alpine L. Killa