Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Donation to Mand ECE

Head Librarian Lester Ezekias and Ms. Beyleen M. Cornelius
On Friday, October 12, 2018, Ms. Beyleen M. Cornelius, Mand Early Childood Education Center Suprvisor received a copier from Pohnpei Public Library to help the staff in preparation of the class activities. She was very grateful for the donation and said that this will help a lot since they have to walk to the Principal's Office to make copies everyday.

This copier was donated by Ms. Uta Finnen but Pohnpei Public Library already have one and  decided to donate to schools or libraries needed. Mand ECE was one of the schools that send in a request asking for anything that will assist with their classes.

Mand ECE supervisor expressed her sincere gratitude to Pohnpei Public Libray and the Board of Directors for the donation.

Bookbinding Training

Libraries, Archives and Museums of Pohnpei  (LAMP, Inc.) Association members have completed a three day workshop on bookbinding. The workshop was coordinated by Ms. Katherine Grant (Australian Embassy, Pohnpei) and Lester Ezekias (Pohnpei Public Library). Ms. Erika Mordek, Reference Librarian for the National Library of Australia, was very generous to share her skills on bookbinding to the librarians in Pohnpei. LAMP Inc. would like to express its sincere gratitude to Ms. Erika Mordek, Ms. Katherine Grant and Australian Embassy for their valuable support and assistance.

On the week of 10-14, Ms. Mordek conducted hands on training on pamphlet sewing, oriental bindings and multi section sewing. Most of the material used were provide by the Australian Embassy and Ms. Mordek.


Friday, September 7, 2018

LAMP, Inc. Re-Organize

On September 6, 2018, Libraries, Archives, Museums of Pohnpei (LAMP, Inc.) re-organized the association. Meeting was held at the Pohnpei Public Library,  presided by Vice President Lester Ezekias.

New Officers for LAMP, Inc:

Ms. Jennifer Helieisar retained the Presidency seat. Ms. Helieisar is the current Director of Learning Resource Center for the College of Micronesia-FSM.

Mr. Lester Ezekias retained the Vice Presidency seat. He is the current Head Librarian for the Pohnpei Public Library.

Ms. Nercy Simina is the new elected Secretary. Ms. Nercy Simina is the Librarian for the FSM Congress Library.

Ms. Jenny Ernest retained the Treasurer seat. Ms. Ernest is the Administrative Officer for the FSM National Archives, Cultural and Historic Preservation Office.


Friday, July 20, 2018

Pohnpei Public Library Rocks in 2018


The Pohnpei Public Library celebrated the end of this year’s annual Summer Reading Program (SRP)on July 13, 2018. Head Librarian Mr. Lester Ezekias welcomed all in attendance at the closing celebration and thanked participants, volunteers and parents for their contributions and assistance during the four-week program. In line with the theme for this year’s SRP “Libraries Rock,” three health-related children’s songs were performed by the SRP participants. Group 1 which was comprised of K5-2nd graders sang a song entitled “Wash Your Hands”; Group 2 comprised of 3rd-5th graders sang “Suke Laud Kahrehda Ngih Rongala” (too much sugar causes tooth decay); and Group 3 consisted of 6th-8th graders who sang a song entitled “Pohnpei Lingan”. All the songs were taught by Mr. Alanso Jimina, retired Music Specialist for the Pohnpei Department of Education.

Several participants noted that their favorite part of the SRP this year was the activities, which were designed by the Collaborative Summer Library Program out of Iowa, USA and organized during the SRPby volunteers and PPL staff. The kids learned songs, made crafts and enjoyed other fun and educational activities. The Program this year was funded by the FSM National Archives, Cultural and Historic Preservation Office (FSM NACH) through a grant from the Institute of Museums and Library Services (IMLS). The continued success of the Summer Reading Program would not be possible without the involvement and contributions of volunteers, parents, participants and generous donors.

The Friends of the Pohnpei Public Library would like to thank the IMLS, FSM NACH, Australian Embassy-Pohnpei, Kaselehlie Press, V6AH Radio and the Pohnpei Fishing Club for all their generous support. Special appreciation goes out to the following individuals for their involvement during the four-week program:  Alanso Jimina, LJ Gamow and Telyla Liwy.

All the participants received certificates and prizes presented by the staff and volunteers. Head Librarian Mr. Ezekias also handed out certificates to the contributors and volunteers for this year on behalf of the Friends of the Pohnpei Public Library.



Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Library Week 2018

This year Pohnpei Public Library celebrated its 33th Anniversary with a “Library Week,” from Monday, April 23 to Friday, April 27. The theme for this year’s cele
bration was “Read, Know, Grow”. On April 24, International Organization of Migration (IOM) did a presentation on climate change that was participated by a group a students from Ohmine School called the Ohmine Environmental Club.

On Friday evening, the library held a special celebration to commemorate the anniversary and to recognize essay and art contest winners. This event began with a prayer by Wahnporon Bruce Robert followed by welcoming remarks by Head Librarian Lester Ezekias. This year, library was fortunate to have Mr. Atarino Helieisar, Chief Law Librarian for the FSM Supreme Court Law Library, to be the Keynote Speaker of the evening. On his speech, he shared the importance of reading and how it can lead to success.

The program ended with the presentations of awards to the students who were selected as winners for the art and essay contest. Art winners were Naven Jay, ECE, Awak School; Gibson Sohs, ECE, Awak School; Lishallay Sanel, ECE, Sapwalap School; Marsha Amor, 1st grade, Awak School; Grace Rodriquez, 1st grade, CCA School; Frank Primo, 1st grade. Awak School; Jayne Hadley, 2nd grade, Awak School; Jared Castro, 2nd grade, CCA School; Ariel Alosima, 2nd grade, CCA School; Ahlai Ehmes, 3rd grade, CCA School; Vera Pelep, 3rd grade, Awak School; Melon Maya Helgenberger, 3rd grade, Palikir School; Cwissyella Elimo, 4th grade, Nett School; Lotoya Ladore, 4th grade, Awak School; Lavinya Ladore, 4th grade, Awak School.

Essay winners were Caroleen Eliam, 5th grade, Ohmine School; Mariza Mellan Hawley, 5th grade, Awak School, Aldred Rodel Tecson, 5th grade, Kolonia School; Beulah Tamani, 6th grade, Nett School; Faith Jewel Wynn, 6th grade, SDA School; Jayne Fredrick, 6th grade, Seinwar School; Isabella Kostka, 7th grade, Awak School; Keavae Adams, 7th grade, CCA School; Vanicka Oliver, 7th grade, Nett School; Jesian Lawrence, 8th grade, Ohmine School; Kekoa Apis, 8th grade, Nett School, Kacheana Tolenoa, 8th grade, Nett School; Theo Thiesen, 10th grade, SDA School; Shaquille Nimea, 10th grade, SDA School; Audrey Antreas, 10th grade, Our Lady of Mercy; Rhea Tisha Kephas, 11th grade, Our Lady of Mercy; Nick Raifmai, 11th grade, Our Lady of Mercy; Mermy Jeanette Yamada, 11th grade, SDA School; Gary Olter, 12th grade, Our Lady of Mercy; Kiana Edwin, 12th grade, CCA School; Alliyah Tecson, 12th grade, SDA School.

Pohnpei Public Library wants to express its gratitude to the following businesses, individuals and agencies for their contributions and support that made this Library Week successful one. Sponsors include Ms. Denise Oen, Ms. Maria Isabele Lojan, Ms. Catherine Allen, Mr. Lucas Cupps, Ms. Alsihner Kusto,MicroPc.fm, Pohnpei Rotary Club, Ocean View- West Wing, Ohmine Environmental Club, International Organization for Migration, Sea Breeze, Nihco Store, Joy Restaurant, Isamu Nakasone Store, FSM Development Bank, China Star Restaurant, Caroline Fisheries Corporation, Ace Office Supplies, Ace Hardware, 4-TY Enterprises, Kaselehlie Diner, Palm Terrace, Pohnpei Arts &  Crafts, Pohnpei Hardware, Pohnpei LP Gas, and Pohnpei Service Station.


Wednesday, April 11, 2018

CSLP 2018


Collaborative Summer Library Program annual meeting has once again meet in Denver, Colorado. Pohnpei public Library has been an active membership for CSLP for 5 years and have been attending annual meetings.

This year 1 staff was fortunate to receive full fund from CSLP to attend the meeting in CSLP. The neeting held at the Westin Towndown Denver in Colorado.


Wednesday, March 7, 2018

FSM HPO and IMLS Contributions

A new set of computer and a printer were contributed to Pohnpei Public Library by FSM National Archives, Cultural & Historic office using the IMLS grant. 
Pohnpei Public Library would thank the FSM HPO Office for their continuing support. The computer received will be used for cataloging books and other related library works.

Through the IMLS grant to FSM HPO has done huge and valuable supports  to the Libraries in the FSM, providing basic library training to librarians, assisting with Library Summer Reading Program, providing computers with pre-installed database program to help with cataloging library materials.
Again on behalf of the staff and the Friends of the Pohnpei Public Library, I'd like to express our sincere gratitude for your support to Pohnpei Library as well as to the community.