The Iloilo City Public Library (ICPL) has opened the Children’s Nook at second floor of City Hall May 2.
It aims to teach children aged 4 to 10 years old with various arts and craft this summer.
“We would like to invite the parents and their children to visit the Children’s Nook. This is City Government’s way of providing venue for children to enjoy summer season while learning new things,” said Mayor Jose Espinosa III.
“This is a summer workshop for our children every May. Since these children have no classes this summer, we think of ways on how to teach them arts, crafts, and mosaic, among others,” said City Librarian Marion Aguirre.
Children were taught on how to design and turn cans into piggy banks.
The summer workshop is only every Wednesday afternoon in order not to disturb readers and researchers in the library, Aguirre noted.
The City Library only accommodates 30 children every week on a first-come, first-served basis due to limited space. On May 9, children will be taught on how to decorate their things using beads. The May 16 session is rescheduled on May 18, wherein children will be taught on how to properly draw and color; and mosaic class will be on May 23.
Culminating activity is on May 30.
Aguirre stressed that with the trend of technology, it is important to teach traditional arts to children.
“Although we also use technology to teach our children, we, librarians, have to instill in them the importance of reading and traditional games and crafts,” Aguirre said. (Merianne Grace Ereñeta/Iloilo City PIO)