Sunday, August 28, 2016

Support Systems for School Libraries: Technology Department and Communications Team

Study Skills and Recommended Reads
Where I work, I am a one-man/woman librarian. I have a staff, though, who assists and helps me in all administrative, clerical and technical matters of library work. Early on in our journey of setting up the library, it had been our agreement to start right. This meant, setting up systems and structures that are efficient and productive so that, we can concentrate on readers' services and user education.

My staff and I have been together for the past five years and so far, we have been doing pretty well. The work doesn't end there since we are to evaluate the systems and structures we set up. While we get feedback from the community, a formal evaluation is necessary. Annual reports are there to qualify the numbers, but I am looking for a more client centered method. More on that in a future post as this would involve Design Thinking for school libraries.

This academic year is also our International Baccalaureate (IB) authorization process. In some ways, it is a way of analyzing and evaluating our library services and programs through the lens of outsiders, otherwise known as IB evaluators. For the past few weeks, I have been deep into writing reports, reviewing statistics and attending meetings. Did I say that there's been requests for Information Literacy sessions, acquisition and cataloging work, management of technology and teacher - librarian collaborations?

More Recommended Reading
Yep. I am a busy bee!

What helps see us through, is the supportive people in our learning ecosystem. Ah, the advantage of working in a small school. One of these people happens to be the Communication Associate who is always on the ear for good news to share with our community. Since school started in August, the library is getting space in the weekly school newsletter. Students, teachers and leadership are regularly informed of our new titles, events and activities and updates in art and culture through the school's mailing list. There, another system that supports the library - the Tech department!

The inclusion of library updates in the weekly school newsletter is one way of putting a face of the library to the bigger members of our community: the parents, the alumni, possible donors and organizations to partner with. In a bigger sense, the library is seen as a part of a bigger whole that belongs to a school community and its ecosystem for learning.

Saturday, August 27, 2016

My Books in the 2016 IASL Tokyo Conference

Pilar Francisco, Filipino Librarian
For a good and valid reason, I skipped the 2016 International Association of School Librarianship (IASL) Tokyo Conference this year. Despite its tempting venue, I couldn't be there in this time of my life. Thanks to friends who posted on Facebook. I was able to relive the experience of the fun and the academic excitement of attending the IASL Conference through their postings of photos and videos.

I also have Veronica Silagpo and Pilar Francisco to thank for.

Pilar, a librarian friend I met at the 2013 IASL Conference in Bali asked if she can get copies of my books for donation to the Books for Children campaign of IASL. Books gathered from this campaign will be forwarded to the winning applicant of the Books for Children Award. Veronica is a librarian friend from the International School Manila who attended the conference there. So, when Pilar sent me the PM of her need, I requested Veron to deliver my books.

Veron and Pilar met at the conference and they took photos.

Books for Children
What a joy to see my books, Dear Nanay and Big Sister, spread out on the display table. Double the joy! My books will reach children from another country. My books are written in English, but there is a Filipino translation for all. I am hoping a Filipino child, or a Filipino parent gets to read it too.

Apart from these good news, Katy Massingil Manck is the new IASL President! Congratulations, dear friend! I also sent Katy a copy of Big Sister and My Daddy, My One and Only through the kindness of Veron.

The next IASL Conference is going to be in Long Beach, California. You know what that means. It's time to write. It's time to save up!

Veron and Katy at the IASL Conference in Tokyo

Friday, August 26, 2016

2016 NCBD Bumasa at Lumaya Blog Tour Round Up

I know this is so late, but, as I always say in my defense, better late than never.

As this is the final round up for the Bumasa at Lumaya blog tour, here are links to visit if you need to review on the first round up and the second one. Here is where you can read the list of bloggers who participated in the Bumasa at Lumaya volume 2 blog tour.  The first round up can be read here while the second round up is at this link. And now, for remaining two bloggers who posted on the Bumasa and Lumaya volume 2 * drum roll* --

Tarie Sabido, PBBY President, wrote about her book giveaway for the blog tour. You will also find a comprehensive content of the book in her post. This blog tour contest has three winners. They won a copy of Bumasa at Lumaya volume 2 by simply posting a comment on Tarie's post. Easy as pie.

Jord Earving Gadingan wrote a chapter review. He picked Lin Accacio-Flores' writing tips and found out how easy and accessible is Lola Lin's narrative. Jord has added Lola Lin in his list of writers to read.

So, that's about it folks. This blog tour ends officially now, but the aspiration to produce quality books for children and teens in the country today continues. Proof of this is the literary festival that is happening today at the Raffles, Makati. More on that in another post.

Have a restful long weekend, everyone!

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Curating for #BuwanNgMgaAkdangPinoy

I thought of making a list of books by Filipino authors and illustrators, published in the Philippines (except for one) for #BuwanNgMgaAkdangPinoy. The list covers a year and a half of blog posts. How few. I should review more.

The curated post includes Filipino authors and illustrators I have featured in the blog as well.

Author Interviews: January 2015 - August 2016

Sophia N. Lee
Christine Bellen
Genaro Gojo Cruz
Ma. Teresa Gumap-as Dumadag
Gidget Roceles Jimenez

Illustrators Interviews: January 2015 - August 2016

Jia Rubio Montserrat
Mark Lawrence Andres
Kora Dandan Albano

Book Reviews: January 2015 - August 2016

What Things Mean
Mommy Loves You Just The Same
Wrap Them, Store Them, Peddle Them The Filipino Way
Amazing Me
Mang Andoy's Signs
All About the Philippines

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Reading Guidance: Study Skills and Work Habits

At the start of the Academic Year, we encourage everyone to read books and borrow from the BA Library. Our Griffins follow a book quota to complete throughout the school year. The book quota is a reading challenge activity wherein students meet a number of books to read and borrow in a school year. The numbers to meet for each grade level are as follows:meet a number of books to read and borrow in a school year. The numbers to meet for each grade level are as follows:

Grade 9 - 20 books

Grade 10 - 30 books

Grade 11 - 40 books

Grade 12 - 50 books

This year, to guide our Griffins through the reading challenge, they were given an infographic that identifies topics and genre of books to read. 

To start them off with book recommendations, the BA Library put together a list of books on study skills. This was routed and shared to the advisers so that they may be able to inspire their advisees to read and direct themselves to better study skills and work habits.

Friday, August 19, 2016

Illustrator Interview: Ms. Jia Rubio-Montserrat

Back in May 2016, the blog featured Ma. Teresa Gumap-as Dumadag as its author of the month. Her book, Mommy Loves You Just the Same, was launched and was reviewed on the blog that same month. And now, the illustrator of Mommy Loves You Just Same, Ms. Jia Rubio Montserrat, shares with us her experience of illustrating  a children's book in digital format.

1. Where did you get the inspiration to draw the little boy in the story? He looks, smart, makulit and cute at the same time. Typical kid!

One of my inspirations for the little boy is actually Teresa's 2 older sons. They do look smart, makulit and cute. I don't know them personally though, and I don't have a little boy of my own yet, but I do have a sweet little girl. I am also inspired by her who loves music, who is always playful, curious and as much as she could, she would try to give a helping hand. She is going to be a big sister soon at the age of 2. 

2. Mommy Loves You Just the Same is your first illustrated story book for kids. How did you approach the visual narrative of the story as a whole? Was there a meeting with Ms. Dumadag before and after production? You can describe your process, your medium and the experience of working with the author.

Teresa and I met in South PiNanay's anniversary celebration on October 2015. She was promoting her book and she delivered a talk about Hands-On-Parenting. I was there because my commissioned paintings about breastfeeding were on display. I was able to chat with her because I find her inspiring in the way she is juggling her career on the side of taking care of her kids. And she asked me for the possibility for us to collaborate and told me about the story that she wrote. That made me excited because I've always wanted to illustrate a book. And I even shared with her that my husband and I were praying for baby number 2 and it would be more meaningful for me to do it if ever I get pregnant again.

Months came, God answered my prayer. I found out I was pregnant on New Year's eve and gladly announced it on Facebook. Teresa immediately sent me the story of Mommy Loves You Just the Same and asked me if I could do the illustrations. Though I have lots of things at hand, I couldn't say no because it was really timely for me. 

I made a few sketches. Teresa and I agreed right away on how we want the illustrations to be. It has to be warm and full of love. And that is how it came to be. We agreed right away because I guess that is what mothers feel in general when they're expecting another child. 

It was a fun learning experience. I hope we can have more projects like it soon. And I hope we'll be able to see each other again soon. We haven't met again since the time we first met. We're busy work-at-home-moms.  

3. Being a mother too, what can you share with other mom's that will help them be more confident and adept at parenting?

Coming from a very career-driven singlehood, I can be very impatient with myself in accomplishing things and it often reflects on my little one. She tends to be fussy, clingy, and she even gets sick when I am too overwhelmed & preoccupied with my to-do-list. When she is like that, I know that she needs her mother. And because of that, I am trying to learn the art of being patient with myself, to accept that I am not perfect, but I am trying my best to be perfect, to let go, and take just one step at a time. Because I am mother above all else. Like they said, our children are the most important work. And it is very important for all parents to know that. They're only little once.

4. After Mommy Loves You Just the Same, where do you see yourself heading to? Any projects you want to pursue or current works you wish to promote?

I am currently helping in setting up our family's food businesses, Bertie's Artisan Bakeshop (which was established since 1998 but we just relocated starting this year. It is located at Bucal Bypass Road, Calamba) and DataBites (A Gaming Lounge Cafe opening this July in UP Los Banos). I am also helping with LATCH Los Banos activities as a LATCH peer counselor.

For now, I am trying to slow down because I'll be giving birth soon. It would be my season to welcome and nurture our newest family member. And when I already can, I hope to launch my mommy artist website/blogsite soon to further establish my art career. I am currently trying to build-up a collection of artworks on parenting entitled "Gintong Pag-ibig" for a possible solo exhibit.

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Book Review: What Things Mean

What Things Mean
By Sophia N. Lee
Scholastic, Singapore 2016

I am trying to remember when I first met Sophia N. Lee. Was it in a KUTING workshop or during the PBBY Kabanata Workshop? I couldn't recall anymore. What I remember is reading the three chapters of a novel that Sophia N. Lee was working with at the time. It had a narrative voice that was sensitive, introspective and curiously delightful to read. I was intrigued at the format she was trying to experiment with. Each chapter began with a word and what followed were definitions of it. I immediately warmed up to the fledgeling novel.

One of my hobbies when I was in my tweens, and up to my teenage years, was that I collected words, quotes and paragraphs that strike me as powerful, subtle, poignant, riveting and mind boggling. During those wonder years, I had no awareness of the purpose of collecting such "stuff". I loved to read (I still do) and words fascinated me (still). So, I jotted down in a notebook, all the words, quotes and paragraphs I could find that piqued my fancy. Some words I remember. Others I forgot. I realized I needed to use them. I did so by keeping a diary. My curated words and quotes, lines of poetry and paragraphs finally found another home, another life. I grew up, of course, and started collecting other things.

But that childhood memory remains. It is one of those memories that make me ask myself, to this day, why I did that when my friends were interested in something more exciting than collecting words. That's why, when I first read Sophia N. Lee's drafts, I saw my fourteen year old self: a word collector trying to find the meaning of things.

I have connected one dot to another.

What Worked

What Things Mean is about Olive who sees herself a little different from her cousins and her classmates. It bothers her, a lot, but Sophia N. Lee approaches this personal issue with a nuanced narration of stories from her quirky uncles, her cousins, her aunts, her grandmother and her mother who has her own unique style of evading the truths that Olive wishes to discover.  Her journey towards self discovery is a quiet one; subtle and insightful. Thank you, Ms. Lee, for this portrayal of the un-emo teenager.

I am so tired of the big drama and the loud characterization of obnoxious teens, especially in mainstream telenovelas and kalyeserye. In real life, some can be overly dramatic and annoying. True. There are those who suffer in silence and somehow, turn out fine later on. To me, this teenager was given a voice through Olive.

I enjoyed her conversations with her uncles the most. Her aunts, her grandmother and her mother are all strong women characters. Each is presented with a personal battle and could hold their own in the midst of their internal conflicts. Yet, it is the male characters whom I found to be giving more sensible advice to Olive. While the women in the novel are always there for each other, most times, she feels isolated in their midst. But, don't we all feel this way in our own family sometimes? The thing is, the uncles and her father are either often away or missing, however, the men in this novel made a bigger impact on me.

I cried when Uncle Ricky had to leave again. I cried when Uncle Sol's postcards are left unappreciated. I cried when Olive finally met her father. I cried for their wives and their daughters who must cope, endure and accept that taking leave is part of life.

The truth is not an easy pill to swallow. But, it sets us free. Olive's journey to this new found freedom has just begun.

What did not work

There is no sequel.

So I won't know how Olive's relationship with her father progressed. I am left with a hole full of questions. Only my imagination could fill in the gap for answers. Which, if you think about it, isn't that bad at all.

I read this book at a time in my life when I am battling with my own issues of detachment. I couldn't thank Ms. Lee enough for getting in touch with me. I am glad I accepted to review this book because once again, I realized that the gaps, the spaces and the lacunas in our lives are necessary to complete us and make us whole again.

I am honored and privileged to have witnessed the life cycles of Olive, the novel's turn about into a published book, and that of Ms. Sophia N. Lee, Filipina and writer.

Recommended for readers age 13 and up!

Friday, August 12, 2016


AKLATAN 2016: A Regional Conference On the Art of Librarianship

PLAI CeLRLC is staging AKLATAN 2016 on August 17-19, 2016 in Malolos, Bulacan. Here are the topics the organizers have for its participants.

1. L-ibrarianship 2020: Library Trends and Forecasts
2. I-nternationalization and Globalization
3. B-enchmarking and Best Practices
4. R-eading: A Tool for Lifelong Learning
5. A-rchival Practice and Records Management
6. R-esearch Literacy: From Conceptualization to Publication
7. I-ndigenous Librarianship and Multiculturalism
8. A-ccreditation Standards: Measures for Improvement and Development
9. N-etworking, Partnership and Collaboration Building

I will be taking part in the regional conference as a resource speaker. My topic is Reading: A Tool for Lifelong Learning. My presentation will be delivered through video conferencing and recorded AVPs. I have selected short videos to show and online activities for participants to follow through. 

I have done this format of presentation before and making it had been fun. The question and answer part of the forum was done through Google chat. I will be blogging about these events. If you think this is something you can learn from, catch my presentations in the blog as well as the videos that go along with it. 

Saturday, August 6, 2016

Author Interview: Sophia N. Lee

The blog features Ms. Sophia N. Lee, author of What Things Mean (Scholastic 2016). It is her first book intended for young adult readers.

What Things Mean is the winner of the Scholastic Asian Book Award. 

In this interview, Ms. Lee talks about her favorite Filipino writers, the YA novels she loves to read, and her dreams for herself as a writer and Filipino creative. She has some interesting ideas on marketing Filipino books and Filipino writers. While she addresses publishers and book stores to take these ideas with a grain of salt, libraries and librarians need to listen up as well. Our schools are communities where children and young people spend most of their time in. Libraries are places, in Ms. Lee's words, where a community of readers is nurtured. 

a. What is your favorite YA book?

I don’t think I could narrow it down to just one, because the more I discover, the more my love for this genre goes. There are just too many titles that I love!

The ones that are top of mind right now are So B. It by Sarah Weeks and Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell – these two books are just so beautifully written for me. Whenever I come across them, I have to resist the urge to highlight whole passages of text that I wish I myself had written. Reading Eleanor and Park always makes me breathless – it reminds me of how all-consuming it can be to fall into these fictional worlds.  

There are some old, old titles that I loved from when I was a younger reader. I love Nancy Drew, of course – especially the ones ghostwritten by Mildred Wirt Benson. There was this one Sweet Dreams book that I kept on rereading – Love Match by Janet Quin-Harkin. I loved it because the main character was wonderful – Joanna was this tomboy/late bloomer who was falling in love for the first time. But what made the book more special was that she had such a crazy, funny family too, and their humor made the book such a fun, memorable read. 

b. Who are your favorite YA authors?

Rainbow Rowell and Sarah Weeks have to figure in this answer too – I feel like I would happily pick up any book written by them, because I love their style of writing. I also really like Laurie Halse Anderson. For me, it’s so amazing how these writers are able to bring truth and light and heartbreaking humor in their depictions of grim situations – highlighting abuse in Eleanor and Park, rape in Anderson’s Speak, and mental disability in So B. It.

There are those who don’t write YA specifically, but who have created some really wonderful YA protagonists – I love Nicole Krauss’s Alma Singer in her book The History of Love. I love how Anna Quindlen created the character Maggie Scanlan in her book Object Lessons. I am in awe of how Ursula Hegi built her young unnamed female protagonist in her short story The End of All Sadness.

I’m just discovering so many Filipino authors that I love too – I love everything by Kerima Polotan and Katrina Tuvera, Susan Lara and Cristina Pantoja-Hidalgo. I love the writing voice of Ian Rosales Casocot and Dean Francis Alfar. I have just discovered Nikki Alfar, Andrea Pasion-Flores, and Romina Gonzales. I love the humor and style of Luis Katigbak. Like I said – I don’t think I can commit to just one. The list of favorites just keeps growing!

The launch of What Things Mean is today at 2PM at National Book Store Glorietta, Makati City

c. Is your book, What Things Mean, autobiographical?

What Things Mean is a work of fiction. None of the people or events in the book are based on real life. That being said, I would say that I imbued my main character, Olive, with a lot of traits, quirks, and yearnings that I myself had as a younger girl. I felt that was the most intuitive way of creating a young adult protagonist that would come across as fully fleshed out. 

I am similar in that we both have dark skin and curly hair, we both are rather quiet, and have a tendency to retreat into the world of books. Like me, Olive is very much into looking for the meaning of things too. 

But we are also very different. She is probably a more patient, forgiving person than I am. I think that she’s deeper and more mature than I was at that age too. I like how, as the writing of the story progressed, she became this person that was different from what I initially imagined she would be.  She was stronger than I first imagined. She handled her obstacles more gracefully than I did at that age. 

d. Where do you see yourself as a writer five-ten years from now?

I see myself still writing. I would love to be teaching too, and talking to a lot more people in the hope that it will convince them to write their own stories too. 

e. What does PH publishing need to do to support YA writers and the growth of YA lit in the country?

I think it would be great if our publishers invested in marketing our books more. There are so many great titles already out there, but they go undiscovered by many because we aren’t talking about them enough – and I believe that readers here will want to talk about them. My own experience trying to promote my book is still pretty limited -- I just launched my book in Singapore last May, and I’m launching What Things Mean in Manila on August 6, but when I come across readers and book bloggers here, I find that they are always excited to talk to me about my book, and to promote new Filipino authors and stories. 

We need to find new ways of reaching and interacting with the readers too. I think it’s so great what our local romance authors are doing, led by the very capable Mina V. Esguerra. I’m a fan of their work, and I think it’s so awesome how they are constantly creating new ways for their readers to connect with them. They’ve done so many exciting things – from podcasts, live theatrical readings, blog tours, and even whole-day events called #feelsdays that immerse readers and would-be readers into the worlds they’ve created. I think that’s what YA authors and publishers need to do too – we need to nurture the community of readers and make them excited to immerse themselves in the worlds of our stories. 

Friday, August 5, 2016

Museo Pambata News: Launch of the Paglaki Ko, Gusto Ko Maging Kuwentista Room

Kuya Jay plays the flute to start us off in storytelling.
Last July 26, 2016, Museo Pambata launched a new exhibit room that completes and complements its literacy and creative development advocacy among children and the young at heart. The Paglaki Ko, Gusto Ko Maging Kuwentista Room was finally unveiled after a year of fundraising, grant seeking, designing the area and planning of activities for it to come alive. Thanks to the ever hopeful and persistent President of Museo Pambata, Nina Lim-Yuson, who did not give up on seeing this exhibit into existence. Her team of intrepid young dreamers followed through: Maricel "Mamu" Montero, Noreen "Tich" Parafina, Conrad Raquel and the rest of the Museo Pambata Museum Guides worked hard to make the room an accessible and attractive feature of the Paglaki Ko Room.

With the launch of the storytelling area, children will know the many uses of language and why books, have an interesting role in creative play and imagination. Writers write stories. Illustrators draw the visuals to shape the narrative into palpable possibilities that lead to the understanding of the stories. Storytellers open up avenues of exploring these two art forms further on. The cycle of creative production comes full circle and the promise of new creative pursuits begins.

Melay Ramirez Abad participates in the storytelling with gusto!
I am honored and humbled to be a part of the six storytellers featured in the exhibit. My work as a school librarian has extended beyond the four walls of the library and into places where more children can access, not just books and stories, but opportunities to dream, to wonder and to take flight. It takes a village to raise a child and greater determination to see them become creative and productive citizens of the world.

L-R: Tich Noreen, Mamu Montero, JK Anicoche, Rey Bufi, Charlot Cachuela,
Teacher Mars, Kuya Bodjie, me and Nina Lim-Yuson

Visit Museo Pambata! Let your children imagine, play and wonder! Bring out the inner child in you!

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Infographic: Study Habits

This infographic is made using the web app Graphics are from

Filipino Librarian of the Month: Virgilio "Vjay" Medina Jr.

Our featured Filipino Librarian this month is Virgilio Medina Jr. He is currently working as a school librarian in an IB school in Qatar. In this interview, he shares his experiences working abroad in an international school. Vjay, as he is fondly called by friends and colleagues, tells us where he gets the time and inspiration to write research papers in spite of being a busy practicing school librarian.

What is it like for a Filipino librarian working in a foreign and international school?

Working in an international school is such an invaluable experience as I am dealing with a diverse community with different needs and demands. Aside from this, I also get the chance to understand their cultural background and to position myself on what type of library services I can offer to them. Its indeed a great blessing to be part of a vibrant community where lifelong learning is the utmost priority.

I love collaborating and working with young learners as I believe this is the best opportunity for me to engage and stimulate them in the process of learning.

What challenges and exciting things do you encounter in your work as a school librarian in an IB School?

The most challenging experience of working in an IB school is to implement programs and services that support the research needs of the community as an integral part of the IB curriculum. Some libraries that I had worked for, research was being done by the faculty, or in a higher education. In an IB-based setting, however, the library plays a significant role in helping students become an effective researcher by providing a library instruction program and promoting the library as a source of information.

Vjay with Dr. Ross Todd of Rutgers University and
Fadekemi Oyewusi of the University of Ibadan, Nigera

How do you manage to write academic and research papers, despite your busy schedule?

I am the type of person who prefers to stay at home and reads books during my free time. This could be one of the reasons why I can allocate my free time in making an academic paper and in writing professional papers. Lastly, I am active in participating in various school libraries-based meeting and networking as I believe this is a good start to further develop my skills and strategies in serving my community.

My research interest focuses on Digital Literacy and how this can be marketed in promoting libraries.

What is your advice for Filipino Librarians who wish to try their luck in working in a school library abroad?

For those who are aspiring to work abroad, I'd like to encourage you to just have faith and never underestimate your capacity in making a big difference. Just believe in yourself that being Filipino will not hinder you to conquer your dreams and even to be the best librarian you would like to be. Filipinos are known to be hardworking, passionate and most importantly, people who do not simply give up no matter how difficult the circumstances are. Hence, being a Filipino is something you should be proud of. "Kung nagawa ko, mas kayo niyo!" 

God bless you on your endeavor! Keep on dreaming and aiming for the best!

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

2016 NCBD Bumasa at Lumaya Blog Tour Round Up

I am back to the blog tour round up of Bumasa at Lumaya 2. It's been a busy two weeks right after the NCBD. Hinga-hinga muna.

And, here they are!

Cris Tanjutco Ngo of Teacher's Pet wrote a chapter review on The Magic of the Frozen Moment: A Crash Course on Comics Appreciation by Paolo Chikiamco. Teacher Cris is delighted to get recommendations from Chikiamco on comic books to read and the varied ways of accessing them. As a school librarian, I find this helpful too, since a number of my readers in the high school library where I work are comic book lovers and visual learners.

Lausanne Barlaan of Bookbed provided a glowing review of Bumasa at Lumaya 2. She wrote the good points on Ramon Sunico's and Carla Pacis' essays, specifically on writing for young adult readers. She glows over the insights of Mailin Paterno Locsin on her essay about writing non-fiction for young people. There are, however, parts in her review where she pointed out the typo errors in the book. Surely, for a second printing, these errors will be corrected.

Blooey Singson of Bookmarked is by far, the most frank review on Bumasa at Lumaya 2 that I have read. Weighing the good points and the bad ones, I tend to agree with her that the readers' perspective and context, as far as Young Adult materials is concerned, needed representation. Perhaps, in the third volume, the current voice and changing tides in readership, book formats and access can be included.

I, for one, feel the need to revise my piece on setting up a library and reading center for young readers.
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