The Dominica Library and Information Service (DLIS) will celebrate Library Week 2016 from 8th to 14th May, under the theme “Libraries Evolving”.
According to a release, library week is intended to observe the important contributions of libraries, librarians and library workers, promote library use, and encourage community participation.
This year, the Roseau Public Library will host story hours for invited preschools, sessions on financial planning and parenting, Internet safety and information skills training for primary schools.
Outreach activities at the Operation Youthquake and the Psychiatric Unit, include craft and games as well as movie days, and an exhibition of Dominica’s Birds is also planned.
Other activities have also been planned for the Portsmouth Library and the Branch Libraries at Grand Bay and Marigot.
Lectures on the events of May 1979, an open day, sensitization sessions and interactive tours, and an exhibition of reports portraying roads, bridges & buildings in Dominica will feature at the Documentation Centre and the Archives Unit.
Meanwhile, an amnesty period is ongoing for the entire month of May 2016 at all public libraries. Members are requested to return overdue items to their libraries, at no charge on overdue items.
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