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Cebu City Public Library resumes 24-hour operations

Jul 24, 2019 - 9:39 AM

The library limited its hours for a month while the administration of new Mayor Edgar Labella looked for new staff to man the round-the-clock operations

LIMITED HOURS. The Cebu City Public Library returns to 24-hour operations. Photo from CCPL Facebook

Labella assures Cebuanos city library will resume 24-hour services

Jul 01, 2019 - 8:32 PM

The Cebu City Public Library stops its 24-hour services – an initiative of former mayor Tomas Osmeña – citing manpower shortage

LIMITED HOURS. The Cebu City Public Library says it doesn't have enough people to man the place 'round the clock like it used to. Photo from CCPL Facebook

Over 5,000 sign up for free Japanese classes at Cebu City Public Library

Mar 27, 2019 - 8:25 PM

The library is also planning to offer Spanish, Mandarin, and German language classes, says reelectionist mayor Tomas Osmeña

How to help Mang Nanie, the man who made his home a public library

Dec 20, 2018 - 9:34 AM

The story of 66-year-old Hernando Guanlao captivates netizens. Here's how you can find him and help him continue his mission.

Beyond the pages: Man turns home into public library

Dec 15, 2018 - 10:59 AM

66-year-old Hernando Guanlao wants to empower people by giving them unlimited access to books

LOOK: Cebu City library to start 24/7 operations on March 8

Mar 08, 2018 - 5:41 PM

In the long term, Mayor Tommy Osmeña promises that other rooms in the building will be repurposed to 'give students doing group work a place to talk'

Photo from Cebu City Mayor Tommy Osmeña's Facebook page.

Quezon City Public Library open to operating 24/7

Mar 08, 2018 - 2:15 PM

(UPDATED) Quezon City's main library can accommodate 300 people and is open from Mondays to Saturdays

MODERNIZED. The Quezon City Public Library exterior. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

How community libraries can change lives

Jul 27, 2016 - 12:00 PM

Established in 2010 the Library Renewal Partnership aims to build at least 200 community libraries by 2020 and empower Filipinos to make our nation great again

LIBRARY. Volunteers of LRP read a storytelling book to the kids. All photos by Dwight Angelo de Leon

Bata, bata, paano magbasa?

Jul 23, 2016 - 6:33 PM

Although the Philippines has a high literacy rate not all children are able to read and write depriving them of the opportunity to travel across new worlds through reading

Anthology: Stories about architecture 2016

Jun 16, 2016 - 9:39 AM

The architecture festival “Anthology” is completely free and open to the public It will be held in Plaza de Roma and will be anchored by The Book Stop as its main stage

ANTHOLOGY.  Anthology is a three-day architecture festival that features platforms in support of an architecture that matters

Let curiosity take you places

Sep 15, 2014 - 2:11 PM

Have you been to a public library?

PLUS D and searchable hidden histories

Apr 10, 2013 - 12:07 PM

PLUS D is a novel attempt at chronicling the hidden histories within US diplomacy

PLUS D POWER. Wikileaks' new virtual library of US diplomatic cables is worth looking at. Screenshot from PLUS D website

Shy US heiress left millions to library, parks

Jan 02, 2013 - 8:16 AM

A shy New York woman whom no one took to be wealthy left a shockingly happy surprise when she died: 20 million in donations to the city s libraries and main park