Lingayen- – – Governor Amado T. Espino, Jr. encourages the public especially the students to come and visit the Provincial Library which is now housed in a newly refurbished structure located right across the Capitol Resort Hotel here and avail of its upgraded facilities.
Since its formal opening in August last year, the Provincial Library now boasts of enhanced services that include 12 new units of computer with internet connections were installed by the provincial government in its effort to assist the students with their research studies for free in addition to the five old computer units that were earlier acquired.
In connection with this, Governor Espino led the turn-over of books and other reading materials to the Provincial Library today, June 4, donated by Glamorfe Vila-Olay,an alumna of the Pangasinan National High School (PNHS),now based in the United States.
Lolita T. delos Santos, Asst. Provincial Librarian, said that the influx of book donations started after the governor has tapped the support of the PNHS Alumni Association members during the school’s centennial celebration last year and encouraged them to help the provincial government in its crusade to upgrade the quality of education in Pangasinan which is one of the priority programs of the current administration.
Delos Santos also said that as of last month, collection of books has increased from 7,092 to 10,989. More donations are expected to arrive this year.
“Aside from the yearly acquisitions of reading materials made by the office, sources of collection came from donors, mostly friends of the governor and from the National Library of the Philippines” she stated.
Incidentally, the Provincial Library is celebrating its 85th anniversary this month since its establishment in June 1924.
Series of activities will be conducted starting June 9 as part of the celebration such as story telling sessions for public school children, book donation drive and an open house book display featuring its latest acquisitions and special collections. (PIO/Ruby R. Bernardino)