| Syazwani Hj Rosli |
A ‘VILLAGE Library’ gathering, organised by the Library Section of the Language and Literature Bureau (DBP) was held at the Bukit Shahbandar Forest Recreational Park recently.
Hajah Nortijah binti Haji Mohd Hassan, Acting Director of Language and Literature was the guest of honour at the event.
Hundreds of young children and teenagers as well as officers and staff members of all library branches from across the nation attended the event.
The morning event opened with an aerobic session followed with the singing of the Village Library theme song entitlted “Perkampungan Perpustakaan” and “Perpustakaan Kita”.
Dayang Hajah Nortijah, in her speech, underlined the importance of libraries and the value of reading as a great source of knowledge in generating literate and resourceful individuals among the younger generation.
She also stressed on parents’ responsibilities to inculcate the habit of reading in their children and encourage their children to visit the local library.
Later, the guest of honour awarded the winners of the “Kerajinan Membaca” in their respective categories.
The young members of the Library Service Club for Children and Teenagers gave a performance and all the attendees of the event participated in ‘Sukan Ria’ activities.
A prize presentation ceremony took place for the performance contest and sport events towards the end.