Friday, September 7, 2018

LAMP, Inc. Re-Organize

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On September 6, 2017, 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 Heliaiser retained the Presidency seat. Ms. Heliaiser is the current Director 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 replacing. 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.











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Friday, July 20, 2018

Pohnpei Public Library Rocks in 2018

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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.

THANK YOU ALL FROM THE FRIENDS OF THE POHNPEI PUBLIC LIBRARY!

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Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Library Week 2018

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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.

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Wednesday, April 11, 2018

CSLP 2018

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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.

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Wednesday, March 7, 2018

FSM HPO and IMLS Contributions

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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.
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Tuesday, January 23, 2018

27th PIALA Annual Conference

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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.

Donors/Supporters:
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 /

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Monday, November 27, 2017

China donates books and cash to Pohnpei Public Library

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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.

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