December 9, 2017, Filed under Press Release

The Pangasinan Provincial Library bags the second place in the national search outstanding public libraries with special programs on the protection and preservation of cultural heritage

 

LINGAYEN, Pangasinan – The Pangasinan Provincial Library (PPL) has been adjudged second place in the national search for outstanding public libraries with special programs on the protection and preservation of cultural heritage – the third national award conferred to the provincial library.

 

Provincial Librarian Ma. Cynthia Encarnita Vila, on behalf of Governor Amado I. Espino III, received the national award during the opening ceremony of the National Book Week and the 27th Library and Information Services month held at the SMX Convention Center in Bacolod City on November 24.

 

The National Library of the Philippines, National Commission for Culture and the Arts, National Committee on Library and Information Services, and Philippine Librarians Association, Inc. conferred the accolade to the PPL.

 

Villa said PPL has a ‘Pangasinan section’ where materials, documents and displays about local history of Pangasinan are kept and well-preserved.

 

“It is really important for public libraries to have a section intended to house all documents and pieces regarding local history because that’s what a library is meant to do,” Vila said.

 

Under the watch of former governor and now 5th district Representative Amado T. Espino, Jr., the PPL was adjudged fourth place Most Outstanding Provincial Library in the Philippines in 2012.

 

In 2013, PPL was recognized as Outstanding Library for its Children Services.

 

Expanding its online services, the provincial library in July last year, launched Tech4Ed, making it as among the pilot cyber-education hubs in the country.

 

/Mark Gerry Naval Oblanca

 

 

 

 

 

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