Mogpog, Marinduque – Filipino language and author books hub of the Marinduque State College Extramural Study Center increased its holdings from donations when the US PH Library Builders visited the book nook last week.

The Book Nook Marinduque have received at least 1500 books from various Filipino publishers since November 24, 2021 courtesy of the National Book Development Board (NBDB) for the first batch of reading centers in the archipelago. Likewise, the National Commission for Culture and Arts (NCCA) and Eastern Quezon College Graduate School students also donated some books and materials to Book Nook Marinduque.

NCCA National Committee of Cultural Education also have donated some books in conjunction with their Cultural Education summit dubbed as Durungawan ng Kulturang Filipino last June 30-july 2 with its Commissioner Carlo Ebeo and NCCEd vice chair Dr. Jovy Peregrino. Likewise, graduate students from Gumaca, Quezon also furnished BN Marinduque with their output from EdM 201: Socio-Cultural Foundations of Education under Dr. Randy Nobleza, island innovation ambassador of Marinduque.

Moreover, the US PH Library have donated books April 8 last year in support of Book Nook in the province. The MSC ESC site administrator Sir Gerald Pajanustan, Book Nook co-area coordinator welcomed the guests from the said volunteer organization. The MSC librarian Arlene Rualo and Samahan ng mga Moryon sa Mogpog Gilbert Monsanto also graced the occasion to show appreciation to the US PH library builders.

The MSC ESC administrator expressed utmost thanks, “On behalf of Marinduque State College and Dr. Diosdado P. Zulueta, our College President, we extend our heartfelt gratitude to US-PH LIBRARY BUILDERS – Marinduque Chapter for your generously donating books to BOOK NOOK in MSC-Mogpog Extramural Study Center. Your contribution will greatly enrich the educational experience of our students and enhance our library resources. Your kindness and support demonstrate your commitment to empowering the next generation of learners. Thank you for making a lasting impact on our institution and the community we serve. Your generosity is truly appreciated. We would also like to extend our sincerest gratitude to Dr. Randy Nobleza for making this opportunity possible and Ma’am Arlene Rualo for receiving the books on behalf of the whole MSC family.”

The US PH Library Builders contingency was represented by Sandy Makeilski, Kathleen Wilson, Rufo de Leon, Renelyn Lamboloto, Jericho Lamboloto, Ailene Montalban and Patty Mae Santiago.Book Nook is a banner program of the NBDB to foster public readership and create a community of readers all over the country. Book Nook Marinduque would also be participating in Panagtapok: the Book Nook Conference this August 17-19 at Davao during the Philippine Book Festival.