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PIA Press Release
2009/06/05

Pangasinan provincial library observes 85th year

Dagupan City (05 June) -- The Provincial Library is now housed in a newly-refurbished structure located right across the renovated Capitol Resort Hotel at the provincial Capitol compound in Lingayen town.

The library now has 12 new computer units with Internet connections in addition to the five old computer units earlier acquired.

Governor Amado T. Espino, Jr. yesterday led the turn-over of books and other reading materials to the Provincial Library donated by Glamorfe Vila-Olay, an alumna of the Pangasinan National High School (PNHS) and now based in the United States.

Lolita T. delos Santos, Asst. Provincial Librarian, said that the influx of book donations started after the governor 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 provincial administration.

Delos Santos also said that as of last month, collection of books 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.

The Provincial Library is celebrating its 85th anniversary this month. It was established in June 1924.

A 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/PIA Pangasinan/dos) [top]

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