Sunday, April 26, 2015

Library Week 2015


This year Pohnpei Public Library celebrated its 27th Anniversary with a “Library Week,” from Monday, April 6 to Friday, April 10. The theme for this year’s celebration was “EVERY HERO HAS A STORY”. On April 7 and 8, International organization of Migration (IOM) was invited to share stories and activities in preparation of drought. A movie was held on Thursday night of that week to end the event before the ceremony on Friday. In addition, some students from public and private schools from K-5 to 12th grade competed in art and essay contest on the theme.

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 Perdus Ehsa.   Friends of the Pohnpei Public Library (FPPL) Fundraising Chairperson, Dr. Rufino Mauricio, who is also the Secretary of the Department of FSM Education welcomed everyone. This year, library was fortunate to have Ms. Jennifer Heliaiser, Director of the College of Micronesia-LRC, to be the Keynote Speaker of the evening.

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 Elias Tom K-5 St.Paul, Latoya Ladore 1st Awak Elem. School, Neveah Sky Olter 1st St. Paul, Alyssa Soriano 2nd CCA, Sean Aquinaldo 2nd CCA, Mati Y. Santos 3rd St. Paul, Christen Kalio ECE    Lukop, Louisantra Salle 3rd Lukop,  Platon Pelep 8th Nett, Johnny Martin  11th OLMHS. Donovan Jay Mihkel 12th NMHS.

Essay winners were Ladeesha Mae Mendiola 4th Nett Elem. School, Lenisha Rae Robert 4th Nett Elem. School, Tichelle Pelep 5th Awak Elem. School,  Wailer Olter Jr. 5th Lukop Elem. School, Aliyah Donre 6th Awak Elem. School, Relijane Yamada 6th Nett Elem. School, Mia Nicole Lane 7th Nett Elem. School, Trisane Werthog 7th Ohmine Elem. School, Boleen Makaya 8th Lukop Elem. School, Lativa Benian 8th Ohmine Elem. School, Janice Hainrick 9th OLMCHS,  Larenda Ardos  9th NMHS, Mac Michelle Yeeting 10th OLMHS, Margie Johnson 10th OLMHS, Scarlett Lebehn 11th OLMHS, Asmara Pretrick 11th OLMHS, Jordan Ehsa 12th CCA Crystal Ezekias 12th CCA.

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 Governor’s Office, Etscheit’s Enterprise, Ace Hardware, Ace Office Supplies, Amcres Gas Station, Isamu Nakasone Store, Dollar Up Store, Happy Mart, Palm Terrace, Bank of FSM, 7 Stars, G & J Car Rental, Art & Crafts, Imelda’s Shoe Store, PCR Nantelihk Rest., China Star Rest., Best Buy, Panuelo Gas Station, Pohnpei Fishing Club,, IOM and Lou Ann Garvey.

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