BONTOC, Mountain Province – A total of 594 assorted book donations are now added to the reading and research materials to be used by the public at the Bontoc Municipal Library and at Barangay Mainit Reading Center.
The reading materials include text books, novels and children’s books that were donated by at least 79 participants who registered for the Taebook, an activity initiated by the Bontoc Municipal Government through the Bontoc Municipal Library for the whole month of November. The participants are adults and children who are sports enthusiasts and library advocates.
Librarian Chamreine Casiwen explained that November is declared as Library Information Services (LIS) Month by virtue of Proclamation No. 837 s.1991. To celebrate this, the Bontoc Municipal Library thought of an activity that promotes health and wellness, at the same time raise awareness on the invaluable service that the libraries and information center render. This includes providing data and materials for the lifelong knowledge and learning, for research and leisure.
She said that a good exercise is the Tae Bo- a total body fitness system that incorporates martial arts techniques such as kicks and punches. This program which covers 20 sessions uses the motions of Martials arts at a rapid pace designed to promote fitness.
Dubbed as “Taebook”, the participants did not pay for registration fee. Instead, each participant donated at least three books as a mode of registration.
Casiwen added that she was overwhelmed with the number of individuals who registered and participated in the activity which was held at the Bontoc Municipal Capitol, from Monday to Friday at 6:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. She further relayed that most of the participants were able to complete the 20 sessions while some did not, as they are nurses who are on duty at the hospital.
With this, she thanked all those who have been part of the Taebook adding that the books donated are of great help to everyone, especially to the students and researchers. Casiwen likewise thanked Tae Bo Instructors Clement Tudlong and Marcelina Ongan.
Meanwhile, Casiwen mentioned that the Bontoc Municipal Library is still accepting donations of reading and reference materials. The Bontoc Municipal Library, located at the 3rd Floor, Bontoc Municipal Capitol is open from Mondays to Fridays from 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.
By Alpine L. Killa
Banner photo by: ARMANDO M. BOLISLIS