QCPLQuezon City Public Library (Philippines)
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They also recently installed an RFID security gate in the QCPL to detect books that are not properly checked out, as per Chico.
The QCPL and its branch libraries are engaged in different initiatives in the hopes of reaching more people in all its six districts.
The QCPL takes pride in its creative community programs, and rightly so, as they went on to bag the National Library's 'Most Outstanding Public Library with Special Programs and Outreach Services on Malasakit' award last year.
In a statement, QCPL said reading is very important, 'especially to children who spend most of their time online or playing with electronic gadgets and devices.'
Marlyn Bautista, QCPL Children's Section head, said the purpose of the Back to Reading campaign is 'to promote reading among children to diminish the time spent in surfing the Internet or playing digital games.'
Thus, the QCPL has established the Back to Reading program in order to promote reading books to the children.'
Aside from the reading project, the QCPL also held a three-day mob dance, where parents and their children from the Lib-and-Rary book club joined the dance in the Public Library lobby, Quezon City Hall lobby, Quezon Memorial Circle and the QCPL rooftop to stress the importance of reading.
The Lib-and-Rary book club is instrumental in the QCPL's projects, such as reading tutorials, summer art workshops, story-telling, acting, dancing, film showing and puppet shows to promote the city library's campaigns and advocacies.
In addition to their beyond reading activities to encourage citizens to love books, the QCPL will be performing the flash mob dance in its 20 branch libraries and in other key areas within the city to promote book reading.