Back in 1971, the librarians of the newly opened library in Troy, Michigan asked notable people to send in letters celebrating the event. 97 people replied, among them some of the most beloved writers ever. See some of these letters for the boys and girls of Troy here:
from the fantastic Dr. Seuss
from EB White, the beloved author of Charlotte’s Web
from renowned science fiction writer Isaac Asimov
Please click this link and read more letters from names you might recognize, and read more about the plight of the Troy Library, which is in danger of being closed down.
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Quirino High School winner Ryan Lagmay with his parents and ilove2read’s Korinne
Don Quintin High School winner Meryl Sano with Mrs. Valenzuela
ilove2read’s Korinne and Bingle with C.P. Garcia High School winner Paul Renz Ibay
J. Sumulong winner Maria Angelica Vives with ilove2read’s Korinne and Cindy
Balara High School winner Arjie Cabingatan with ilove2read’s Korinne
The Camp Gen. Emilio Aguinaldo High School Recognition Day
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Quirino High School
Winner: RYAN LAGMAY
Finalists: Kamille May Moreno, Paul Brent Gonzales, Mark Justin Diorico
J.P. Laurel High School:
Winner: PAUL ANGELO MONTESINES
Finalists: Ely Boy Anthony Joseph, Demi Hojilla
Don Quintin High School:
Winner: MERYL SANO
Finalists: Raymund John Donasco, Richel Espetero, John Marlon Apitong
C.P. Garcia High School:
Winner: PAUL RENZ IBAY
Finalists: Jay-Ar Gimao, Eralyn May Adino
J. Sumulong High School:
Winner: MARIA ANGELICA VIVES
Finalists: Charlene Latag, Romnick Toledo, John Michael Mosqueda, Junel Allen Coloma
Balara High School:
Winner: ARJIE CABINGATAN
Finalist: Justine Jake Austria
Camp Gen. Emilio Aguinaldo High School:
Winner: RODANTE MUNOZ
Finalists: John Ramos, John Wendell Pepito
Congratulations to all the winners and finalists! Prize will be presented at the Recognition Day of your school.
ilove2read and Congressman Bolet Banal were invited to the opening ceremony of the Book Fair of Second Mom International Pre-School in Pasig City. Held earlier today, Cong. Banal (with the help of his illustrator and daughter Korinne) read his book “The Magic Arrow”.
Cong. Bolet with his daughter and illustrator Korinne
The Second Mom students were very quick in answering questions about the story. Despite “feeling hot”, the kids responded well to the ilove2read session. Afterwards, they had their own skits and presented the exhibits they made for the Book Fair.
A sleepy little rooster
The kids prepared skits and exhibits for the opening of their Book Fair
We were very happy to be a part of the Book Fair. Thank you to Second Mom-Domuschola Internationalis and the wonderful students and teachers! See more photos here.
Camp Pag-Ibig was held last weekend, from February 12-13, and ilove2read was there with all the happy campers! The weekend was filled with activities, everything from swimming, Arts and Crafts, nature exploration, dancing, and of course, reading!
Camp Pag-Ibig 2011
a short reading session at camp
Helping us celebrate Camp Pag-Ibig was Camp director Cong. Bolet Banal and birthday boy Councilor Allan Reyes, who both seemed happy to be holding giant poppers for the opening ceremony:
They also planted trees under their name at the camp grounds:
Thousands of campers made up of families, teachers, students, Special Education kids and volunteers joined in celebrating this weekend of love, laughter, and learning. The annual event is part of the celebration of the National Week celebrating the differently-abled. It is a great opportunity for families and schools with special education kids to come together, socialize, and engage in different outdoor activities.
A few of the campers
The Arts and Crafts area
Please check out more of our photos at the Camp Pag-Ibig album in the Gallery.
See you all next year!
Last February 4, the ilove2read Team together with Big Bang held the whimsical reading session “Teatro Aklatan” in Loyola Heights Barangay Hall’s Function Room. Students from Ateneo De Manila University acted out two books for the kids of Daang Tubo and Park 7. The costumes and props were a big hit with the kids:
Teatro Aklatan presents "Ang Prinsesang Ayaw Matulog"
The kids were also invited to read and act along with the narrator and their ates and kuyas. Though initially shy, the kids eventually all became eager to be the next narrator:
Our enthusiastic readers!
All in all it was a very successful day of theater and reading, and we hope to be able to have more “Teatro Aklatan” sessions! Our sincerest thanks goes out to Lauren and BIG BANG, Belinda Nicolas Custodio – Head of Rep. Bolet Banal’s Communications, ATENEO DE MANILA UNIVERSITY’S Communications Department, and KAP. CEASER MARTINEZ of Loyola Heights. Click the photo below to see the complete Teatro Aklatan album:
Click to see more photos!
The Gallery has now been updated. We are also going to be updating the Events, Bookmarks, and Bookworms section really soon. Please watch out for it! We’re also quite excited to announce that the Araw ng Pagbasa Bill has just passed the 2nd Reading in Congress. We’re one step closer to making our Day of Reading a national event!