Posted by: alcantarafoundation | December 5, 2008

National Bookstore’s Buklat Aklat Mobile Library Project comes to Malapatan, Sarangani


Here are some photos from our partner project with National Bookstore and Ayala Foundation, the Buklat Aklat Mobile Library. The mobile library is visiting 6 elementary schools in Malapatan from November of this year to March 2009. The library contains 600 titles, all storybooks by Filipino authors. Most of them are bilingual, in English and Tagalog. The school arranges for all of the sections to visit the library for 45-minute periods.


After the six schools are completed, 100 titles will be donated to each of the 6 participating schools. After 6 months, the school that has developed the best reading program for the donated books will receive a permanent library from National Bookstore.

AF monitors the implementation of the program and also transports the books from one school to another.

The kids write down the titles they have read that day on a small piece of colored paper. They then stick it onto an “Ibong Adarna” poster, as seen in the photos. 


Feedback from the teachers is that the kids are always excited about library time, and hang around after class hoping that they can spend extra time in the library.

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