Today, I stand here to talk about the Reading Campaign which is to be launched officially today by our Principal. The campaign is for a whole month. The first of September is the start and the thirtieth is the end where the winners of our various competitions will receive their prizes.
As the Head Librarian, I find my role very challenging. Today, I wish to state the objectives of the campaign.
The Board of Librarians would like the library to be the resource centre for all forms of reading and research. Our first objective is to gender interest in the library as the nerve centre of learning. When interest has been planted, our second objective is to promote the reference materials and the non-reference materials especially the fiction section [as in graphic novels] to the students. Then when students come to know the titles of both reference and fiction texts, the third objective is to make reading an activity of knowledge and entertainment. Our objectives are three-pronged.
What are the benefits of reading? There are many but for this moment, reading is a source of knowledge for all ages, be it for studies or work. Then reading exposes you to the wonders of this earth. Your thirst for knowledge grows when you are assailed by facts and figures of events in this world. In addition, reading entertains you. Reading is entertainment in that through the printed form, your thoughts are magically transported to unknown realms. Reading can develop into a family tradition which leads to bonding. Make it your hobby! Even surfing on the net requires reading, so read, you must!
Now I come to the part which would interest all. We are conducting a few competitions to get you interested in reading fiction works. The library is presently stocked with the latest editions of bestsellers.
The first competition is Marathon Reading where the winner has to read as many books as he could. The three winners would be interviewed by a panel of judges who would ask them questions on plot, characters and author of any books.
The second competition is Book Review. Pick any book you have read and write a review. This competition is divided into 4 Languages with 3 winners per language.
The third competition is Suggestions and Ideas on how to make the Library Your Second Home. The suggestions and ideas must be accompanied with concrete examples and viable applications. Again, there would be 3 winners.
The fourth competition is Writing Slogans. Write a slogan to catch a reader's attention. In this case, there would be ten winners.
The fifth and last competition is a class effort. In this competition, the class works as a team to select 30 fiction books. They would then have to write the plot summary and put forward reasons why the book is a good read.
All prizes are sponsored by Popular Book Store. Book vouchers would be presented to the winners and purchases can be made storewide. Prizes range from $100 to $1,000.00.
Besides the competitions, there would be activities, too. Theatre personalities are invited to present story telling sessions, drama presentations, impersonations of cartoon characters. Local authors would be invited to talk about their books and sign autographs.
Check the Librarians' website for more information on competitions, prizes and activities. Flyers would be distributed to advertise our competitions and activities after this talk.
That's all for now. If you have any questions, feel free to ask me or any senior librarian.
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Critique of Acute Affective Response to a Moderate-Intensity Exercise Stimulus Predicts Physical Activity Participation 6 and 12 Months Later
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A Contest for Supremacy
...12/20/13 International Politics Final Paper A Contest for Supremacy Over the past several decades the relationship between the US and China had its share of ups and downs. This can largely be attributed to the shift in strategic policies and thinking that occurred within both countries over this period. The thinking and policies that occur in both countries can be explained by the application of both liberalism and realism. Realism is a way of thinking that believes the state is the principle actor in international relations and that it acts as a single unit with one voice. Liberalism on the other hand states that individuals are rational by nature and if a just society is not created, fault lies with inadequate institutions. In my view I believe that the realist theory provides the best explanation of past relations and predictions for future ones. The way Friedberg explains it in his book the US policy towards China went through three phases which include Containment, Alignment, and Congagement. The first period of Containment spanned from 1949-69 which began with a new policy to deal with China after it became evident that the Communist would win the civil war. This new policy stated “the fundamental aim of American strategy must remain what it had been since the turn of the twentieth century and the days of the Open Door policy” (Friedberg, 61). This was supposed to be a means of assuring that US interest in Asia would be secure despite the rising power of the......
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Tm Area Contest
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...beginning April 6 to April 24, 2015 was a great accomplishment to accord for this year. With the line up of activities to follow through, everyone assigned carried this task with enthusiasm and initiative. The participation and cooperation of the selected pupils as well as their parents was a remarkable contribution to the success of this endeavor. The launching of this program took place at the school ground of South Cembo Elementary school on April 6 at 9:00 AM followed by the orientation and registration of selected 87 pupils to undergo the reading program. During the initial implementation of activities for each grade level under two different categories namely: Abled Readers and Struggling Readers, the expected 100% attendance of the pupils was achieved. Consequently, the implementation of the whole content of the reading matrix was noted to be enjoyable and exciting to the pupils until its completion on April 24. Each day was always to look forward to on the part of the pupils as observed in their daily attendance when they came early ahead of time. Classes started from 9:00 AM to 12:00 noon. Each activity prepared by the teachers was supported with all the materials and instructional aids needed to motivate and raise the interest of the pupils. Hence, the pupils indulged actively, showing willingness to cope up with every activity whether individual or group activity. Confidence, self-reliance/independence and camaraderie among the pupils were fostered and......
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Narrative of English Department
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...Community Service Department Activity Guide Summer 2015 REGISTER ONLINE BEGINNING MONDAY, MAY 4 Create Your User Account – See Page 2 Registration (520) 421-8677 • www.casagrandeaz.gov Summer is upon us and the temperatures will really begin to warm up. Within our summer activity guide, you will find several pages of cool opportunities to combat the heat. The newly renovated Palm Island Family Aquatics Center offers open swimming, special splash events, swimming lessons, a swim team, aerobics and Zumba classes. If you would like to use the facility for a private party or corporate event - those rental opportunities are available as well. Enjoy your summer evenings playing in a few outdoor sports leagues such as softball and pickle ball or indoor activities such as basketball and volleyball. The Len Colla Recreation Center and the Dorothy Powell Senior Adult Center both provide daily exercise, arts and educational programming in a very friendly and comfortable setting. Not to be outdone - both the Main and Vista Public Libraries offer a tremendous assortment of youth, teen and adult programming. The Summer Reading Program kicks off on Saturday, May 30th at the Main Library, please circle that date and stop by and enjoy the festivities. Both libraries will also be hosting free technology classes throughout the summer for those 18 years of age and older. Learning is a very cool thing! You will also notice several enhancements being made this summer......
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...in the speaking interview. Most people would agree that an OK score in speaking is 5 or 6. Many students now realize that a score of 5 or 6 for speaking is not enough for their study requirements and this is why I wrote this book. Many students spend months preparing for the IELTS speaking test and still find it difficult to score 7 or higher. In fact some candidates actually score lower than they potentially could have scored. There are a few reasons behind this poor performance and these will be discussed in detail throughout this book, but one major factor is the lack of quality material available for IELTS speaking preparation. As an IELTS examiner, I am able to precisely separate the differences in spoken English ability resulting in different IELTS speaking scores – this knowledge provides the basis for this book. There are a number of IELTS speaking books on the market but this book aims to break new ground by focusing on how to prepare for and achieve a speaking score of 7 (or maybe higher). All of the skills and strategies presented in this book are typical of a high scoring speaking candidate. This book is intended for anyone who intends to take the IELTS test; it will also help learners of English improve their speaking skills. It is suitable for both classroom use and self-study. 2 Mat Clark – IELTS Speaking TABLE OF CONTENTS The Speaking Test in China .......................................................................................
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