The Quezon City Public Library (QCPL) hosted a “Storytelling at the Park” activity at the Quezon Memorial Circle last 26 November with students from the Pinyahan Elementary School as part of its “Back to Reading” campaign.
The library encouraged the students to read more and visit libraries, especially the Quezon City Public Library that has been repeatedly adjudged as the best public library in the country.
Puppeteers from the QCPL Children’s Section performed a show featuring several skits and songs to entertain the pupils. Several guest storytellers were also invited to the event.
“We usually have our storytelling sessions in school or the library. We decided to hold it outside, particularly in this park so that we can promote this kind of activity to parkgoers,” said assistant city librarian Mariza Chico.
The storytelling event is part of QCPL’s celebration of Library and Information Services Month, which is celebrated every November, pursuant to Proclamation 837. The proclamation is in recognition of the need to focus public awareness to the invaluable service that libraries and information centers render, the QCPL said.