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Reading for the summer, Mayor of Belmopan leads the way Print E-mail
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Thursday, 20 July 2017 00:00

With the beginning of the School holidays, Libraries across Belize have increased their activities. This is a good time for our children to take advantage of those wonderful opportunities from the Belize National Library Service and Information System.

The Mayor of Belmopan Khalid Belisle has recognized this and made a special guest appearance last Friday morning at the Belmopan Public Library for their annual summer reading program. At the Library Mayor Belisle read two stories to the kids and interacted with them.

In his main message, Mayor Belisle urged the children to read and further their education. He said that without knowing how to read much cannot be done in the educational world.

At the Belmopan Public Library, Librarian Mary Vivas Palacio is on standby, ready to assist our children and adults to partake in the joy of reading. This public library has its own collection of fiction, non-fiction, newspapers, magazines and other reading materials to be readily accessed by the thousands of children now on their school vacation.

As the Belmopan Library undertakes it’s Summer Reading Programs so do other Libraries in the West. At the Santa Elena Public Library, Librarian Beatrice Moreno has prepared an entire schedule for children from July to August of this year.

From July 24th to 27th the Santa Elena Public Library will be having “Reading Comprehension Classes”. Children will learn therein how to analyze short stories by answering questions about its theme, plot, and characters. Then from August 7th to the 10th, the Santa Elena Public Library will be teaching children how to make books using recycled materials. As well as from August 14th to 18th, the excitement builds up at the Santa Elena Public Library with educational games, puzzle and reading competitions.