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Feature: Montinola info center turns 1

By Melody Cocon

Butuan City (26 February) -- Montinola Information Center is a fulfilled promise to the local people of Nasipit, Agusan del Norte. The project was envisioned by Mayor Roy Orlando D. Doyon for local residents and students to gain access to various books and publications as well as knowledge and information of every kind.

The project was inaugurated last January 19, 2009, making it officially a year old. The building that houses the center is named after the Montinola family who donated the land on which it stands.

At present, the center boasts of an air-conditioned facility with sixteen computers connected to the Internet, different selections of books and magazines, a separate book section for little ones aged eight and below, an audio-visual room for film showing which also doubles as a conference room, and a receiving area.

The center operates from Monday to Saturday except during holidays. On weekdays, the center is open from 9:00am to 7:30pm and from 9:00am is open until 5:00pm on Saturdays. The center has a staff complement 5 personnel who operate the center without noon break on work days.

Those wanting to avail of the center's services will have to register and apply for a membership cum library card. To be eligible to apply, one must be seven years old and above and with a valid identification card. The registration fee is P30.00 for elementary students and P50.00 for high-school and college students as well as other adult users. Membership is renewable annually and card replacement costs P50.00.

Workstations are available for use for an hour a day per user to be able to accommodate more clients. As an added service feature, anyone may request to use the center as an activity or training venue depending on availability. For instance, Mr. Jack Alingasa, a resident, conducts free training and seminars to fellow residents at the center. (PIA) [top]

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