LIS tip cites importance of reading books daily

QUEZON CITY, (PIA) – Books play an important role in everyone’s life because they introduce us to a world of imagination and help us strengthen our memory and sharpen our critical thinking.

“The importance of books in our life cannot be compromised as they not only help to broaden our horizons, but also serve as doors to connect us to the world around us,” said the National Commission for Culture and the Arts – National Library and Information Council The President of the System (NCCA-NCLIS), Professor Salvacion M. Arlante, at the closing ceremony of National Book Week on November 30.

Professor Arlante also added that books allow us to travel to places and times we cannot reach, especially now that we are confined to the confines of our homes.

Reading books gives solutions and a new perspective to look at the things and situations we face on a daily basis.

“I encourage everyone to celebrate books and reading not only during Book Week, but also every day of your life,” said Professor Arlante.

Arlante added that let your life be touched by beautiful novels, let your heart be inspired by motivational readings, and let your mind be fondled with bright and new ideas.

As we celebrate National Book Week (NBW), library associations and their stakeholders have emphasized that libraries, books and archives are not only custodians of our artistic and cultural expressions.

“They are also sources of pride as they illustrate the diversity of expressions of our country,” said Chris Millado, vice president and artistic director of the Cultural Center of the Philippines.

Mr. Millado added that the role of librarians and archivists is not only that of technicians but practically guardians or guardians of the best of our cultural expressions in the country.

National Book Week (NBW) is celebrated from November 24 to 30 under the Presidential Proclamation Series No.109 of 1936.

For more information on the National Book Week celebration and contest winners, visit http://nationalbookweek.org and the official National Book Week Facebook page. (MCDS / PIA-IDPD)

QUEZON CITY, (PIA) -- Books play an important role in everyone’s life as it introduces us to a world of imagination and helps us boost our memory and sharpen our critical thinking skills.

“The importance of books in our life cannot be undermined for they not only help in broadening our horizons but also act as doorways of connecting us to the world around us”, said National Commission for Culture and the Arts - National Council for Library and Information System (NCCA-NCLIS) Chairperson Prof. Salvacion M. Arlante during the National Book Week Closing Ceremony on Nov. 30.

Prof. Arlante also added that books allow us to travel in places and times we cannot reach, especially now that we are restricted to the confines of our homes.

Reading books give solutions and a new perspective to look at things and situations we face daily.

“I encourage everyone to celebrate books and reading not only during book week but also in every day of your lives,” Prof. Arlante

Arlante added that let your lives be touched by beautiful novels, let your hearts be inspired by motivational readings, and let your minds be stroked with bright and new ideas.

As we celebrate National Book Week (NBW), librarian associations and their stakeholders emphasized that libraries, books, and archives are not only repositories of our art and culture expressions.

“They are also sources of pride as they illustrate the diversity of expressions in our country,” Cultural Center of the Philippines Vice President and Artistic Director Mr. Chris Millado.

Mr. Millado added that librarians' and archivists’ roles are not only as technicians but practically safe-keepers or guardians of the best of our cultural expressions in the country.

The National Book Week (NBW) is celebrated every November 24 to 30 by the virtue of Presidential Proclamation No. 109 series of 1936.

For more information about the National Book Week celebration and contest winners, visit http://nationalbookweek.org and the official National Book Week Facebook page. (MCDS/PIA-IDPD)

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