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.


Monday, May 29, 2017

Storytime by US Embassy and MERIP



Summer Reading 2017

Theme: Build A Better World

Reader of all ages will explore all things sports and fitness this summer as Pohnpei Public Library presents “Build a Better World” during their summer library program. Activities may include costume creation, group games, physical challenges, art projects, science and engineering experiments, and more.

The 2017 Summer Reading Program is open to young people, K-5 to upcoming 8th graders, with programs, prize drawings, storytimes, a reading club, and more. Families are invited to join the Read-to-Me portion of the program. Registration for “Build a Better World” begins on June 5, 2017 at the Pohnpei Public Library. For more information, please call 320-2423 or visit our website at http//


Monday, May 15, 2017

New Donations

“Pohnpei Public Library would like to thank Pohnpei LP Gas, Mr.
& Mrs. Willy Hawley, who hold the Pohnpeian traditional titles of Rohsa and Rohspein, for sponsoring the equipment, supplies and labor to install a new door from the exterior rear of the library. This new door will be used to access the restroom during closed hours of the library, such as when the playground is rented on weekends and holidays. In addition, the library would like to thank Pohnpei Fishing Club for donating a new digital camera to use for photo services at the library. For information on the library's services, including renting the library's playground for your next event, please visit the library's website at email or call 320-2423. Friends of the Pohnpei Public Library---building a better tomorrow!”

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Commemoration of Library Week 2017

This year Pohnpei Public Library celebrated its 30th Anniversary with a “Library Week,” from Monday, April 24 to Friday, April 28. The theme for this year’s celebration was “Libraries Transform”. Two Organizations took part during the week to share some of their promotional program.  On April 25, Island Food Community
of Pohnpei (IFCP) did a presentation on the importance of our local food. On April 27, International Organization of Migration (IOM) shared how to prepare for emergency kit for disaster. In addition, snacks and prizes were provided to participants on these events.

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. Friends of the Pohnpei Public Library (FPPL) President, Rufino Mauricio, PhD, who is also the Director of FSM National Archives gave a welcoming remarks. This year, library was fortunate to have Emelihter Kihleng, PhD, Cultural Anthropologist for the Pohnpei State Historic Preservation Program, to be the Keynote Speaker of the evening. On her speech, she shared her story throughout her childhood and how books had transformed her. She shared some books that she read and suggested everyone to read. She also shared a poem she recently wrote.

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 Ariel Alosima, K-5 SDA School;  Mickvay Adalfred, ECE, Saladak School; Mark Ekiek, 1st grade, Nett School; Hanika Robert, 2nd grade, Lukop School; Angie Selestine, 2nd grade, Awak School; Maythan Epina, 3rd grade, Nett School; Krysha Mallari, 3rd grade, CCA School; Marlo Pelep Joseph, 4th grade, Nett School; and Josephine Helgenberger, 4th grade, Nett School;

Essay winners were Lana Lucios, 5th grade, Nett School;  Keisha Marie Daynard, 5th grade, Nett School; Remanuel  Narruhn, 6th grade, Sapwalap School; Chloe Antera Donre, 6th grade, Saladak School; Francine Joseph, 7th grade, Nett School; Quincy Letisha Mae Gomez, 7th grade, Nett School; Meranda Susaia, 8th grade, Ohmine School; Al-Wis Falcam, 9th grade, OLMCHS; Anntashia Rettin, 10th grade, OLMCHS; Alliyah Roma Tecson, 11th grade, SDA; and Tyler Nanpei, 12th grade, OLMCHS.

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. Lou Ann Garvey, Mr. Jack Steiner, Governor’s Office, Etscheit’s Enterprises, Ace Hardware, Ace Office Supplies, Kaselehlie Diner, China Star, Movie Land, Scooby’s, FSM Telecom, Bank of FSM, Joy Hotel, Pohnpei Hardware, Black Store, 4-TY Enterprises, International Organization of Migration and Island Food Community of Pohnpei.