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.

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

27th PIALA Annual Conference


The 27th Pacific Islands Association of Libraries, Archives, and Museums (PIALA) Annual Conference was hosted by the Libraries, Archives & Museums of Pohnpei (LAMP) in partnership with the College of Micronesia - FSM with the theme “Innovating Together: Enabling Libraries, Archives, and Museums for Sustainable Development” All workshops were held at the Pohnpei State Governor’s Conference room, right in the heart of Kolonia. The PIALA conference was designed by librarians, archivists, curators and educators for information professionals. The conference is the premier educational conference for information professionals and nearly 90 librarians, archivists, museums curators and educators from across the Pacific and close to 30 educational opportunities, abundant social functions, tours of libraries, and the chance to learn what librarians are doing in their libraries took place.
As LAMP President, it would be remiss of me not to convey LAMP’s appreciation and heartfelt thanks to everyone who contributed to the success of the 27th PIALA Annual Conference, November 13-17, 2017. We wish to thank t
he following individuals, business and offices for their support and generous donations to the LAMP Association, thereby ensuring we had a successful conference.

Black Sand Stores / Caroline Fisheries Corporation / College of Micronesia-FSM, DCR Office /
College of Micronesia-FSM, LRC /College of Micronesia-FSM, National Campus / College of Micronesia-FSM, Pohnpei Campus / College of Micronesia-FSM, President’s Office / College of Micronesia-FSM, Vice-President of Instructional Affairs / Dr. MerlynnAbello-Alfonso, Genesis Hospital / Fr. Kennedy Urumolug / Friends of the Pohnpei Public Library / FSM Congress Library / FSM Congress, Office of the Vice Speaker / FSM Congress, ED #1 / FSM Congress, ED #2 / FSM Congress, Pohnpei Delegation / FSM Development Bank / FSM Office of NACH /
FSM Supreme Court Law Library / Hon. Fernando Scaliem& Family / Hon. Churchill Edward, Director of Education / Mr. Joseph Saimon, Chief of Staff, Pohnpei State / Pohnpei Arts & Crafts / Pohnpei Public Library / Pohnpei State Governor’s Office / Pohnpei State, Department of Education / R.S. Roque Commercial Arts / Triple S Store, AwakPah / Youth -4- Change /
Vital-FSM Petroleum Corporation /


Monday, November 27, 2017

China donates books and cash to Pohnpei Public Library

By Bill Jaynes

The Pohnpei Public Library today received a donation of books and cash. The Embassy of the People's Republic of China donated three large boxes of books covering a wide range of subjects on China from regional histories and explanations of their political system right through topics of China's National Defense.

Counselor LI Cuiying of the Embassy presented the books saying that she hoped that they would help provide useful information about her country that the Library doesn't currently have. Visitors who were at the library at the time were asked to be part of the photo.

She also presented  a check in the amount of $1,300.00 for use of the library.

The Pohnpei Public Library is a non-profit organization.


Friday, November 24, 2017

Pohnpei Fishing Club donations to Pohnpei Public Library

Pohnpei Public Library received some children's books from Pohnpei Fishing Club as donations. At all events like fishing tournaments, they sell hot dogs and the money goes to library to buy books and other needs. Last year, Pohnpei Public Library received a digital camera with stand to use for photo taking.

Friends of the Pohnpei Public Library would like to express their sincere gratitude to Pohnpei Fishing Club for their continuing support.

Thursday, September 14, 2017

H.E. Ambassador Li Jie visited Pohnpei Public Library

On September 8, H.E. Ambassador Li Jie visited Pohnpei Public Library and met with head librarian Mr. Lester Ezekias. Ambassador Li Jie, accompanied by Mr. Ezekias, visited the reading room and computer lab of the library. The two sides exchanged views on the operation of the library, computers donated by the Chinese government and projects to cooperate in the future.

Friday, August 18, 2017

Assistant Librarian Kurt Erwin

It is with feeling of sadness to inform you that Mr. Kurt Erwin has resigned from his position here at the Pohnpei Public Library to pursue a new job at the FSM National level.

Mr. Erwin has been with us for six years. During his tenure, the library experience phenomenal growth. He began working as Library Aide I and promoted to Assistant Librarian in a few years. Although, Kurt will be missed, let us all wish him the best of luck in his new career.


Monday, July 17, 2017

Summer Reading Camp 2017 Completed


The Pohnpei Public Library celebrated the Summer Program 2017 on July 14, 2017. There was a short program that was prepared for the day. Head Librarian welcomed everyone to the short program and thanked participants, volunteers and parents for their assistance during the four weeks program. All the participants received certificates and prizes presented by the staff and volunteers.

The Theme for this year’s Summer Program was “Build a Better World”. A total of 111 (K-5 to 8th grade) participated in the program and received certificates with gifts and prizes. It was a four week programs with many stories were shared by volunteers. The kids also learned to read, made crafts and enjoyed other fun and educational activities provided by the Collaborative Summer Library Program 2017 (CSLP) manual compiled by the public librarians in 2016 CSLP Annual Conference in Salt Lake City, Utah which Pohnpei Public Library was also participated.

This Summer Reading was very successful with the involvement of the volunteers, parents, participants and the contributors for this year. Friends of the Pohnpei Public Library would like to thank the following agencies and organization for their valuable contributions and supports. Vital, International Organization for Migration (IOM), Island Food Community of Pohnpei (IFCP), US Embassy, MERIP, Pohnpei Public Safety and Kolonia Town Police. Our appreciation also goes out to the following individuals for volunteering during the four week program. Ms. Joanne Cummings, Mr. and Mrs. Luke Andrews, Janet Holt, Trudy Jackson, Kenye Rikin, Justleen Alosima, Gary Olter, Darnick Perez, Jessly Ferdinand, Youngleen Tom, Allani Lein Tom and LJ Gamow.