Silliman University (SU) Library donated books last Nov. 27 and 28 to two elementary and one secondary school in Sibulan and Zamboanguita, Negros Oriental.
The SU Library Reach Out project (SU-LibRO) is a project by the library in line with the 83rd National Book Week with the theme, “Libraries take Action: Providing Access and Opportunity for All,” from Nov. 24 to 30.
The volunteers, composed of library staff led by OIC University Librarian Isabel Mariño, donated books to San Antonio Elementary School and Boloc-Boloc Elementary School in Sibulan and Gregorio Elmaga Memorial High School (GEMHS) in Zamboanguita.
The books were donated by Presbyterian Church of Ann Arbor in Michigan, U.S.A., which donated six boxes of storybooks, coloring books, and picture books which were given to the elementary schools to support student’s literacy and help build their library resources or collections.
For the high school students, Silliman University Alumni Association of Northern California and Silliman University Alumni Association of Southern California gave around 7 boxes of multiple copies of reference (subjects) books, novel books and encyclopedias to GEMHS.
School beneficiaries pledged to establish activities that maximize the use of the books and maintain the collection and monitor the usage of the books.
They were expected to take good care of the donations and put them into good and to designate a person to oversee the established programs for book utilization and condition.
Apart from the turnover of books, the volunteers also conducted storytelling, group reading activities and discussion on responsible Social Media use.