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Tips on Celebrating the 30th NCBD
16 July 2013


30th National Children's Book Day poster by Kora Dandan Albano

Are you preparing your book list for your reading child this NCBD? Have you prepared a book fair and storytelling session in your school and library? If yes, you're well on your way to celebrating the 30th NCBD. But here are more activities you can do to celebrate the event:

  1. Get posters of the 30th NCBD from the PBBY Secretariat and distribute them to friends, schools, barangay hall and day care centers.

  2. Visit the PBBY website and check the list of published Salanga-Alcala books. How many do you have in your collection?

  3. If you are an inspiring writer for children and young adult, join a writing group like KUTING.

  4. If you're an art enthusiast, visit the Ang INK exhibit, Curious Buffet, in Cubao.

  5. If you are a chidlren's lit advocate, teacher and librarian, attend the CLAPI seminar.

  6. Invite the winners of this year's Salanga and Alacala in your school, library and classroom.

  7. Watch out for this year's new books for children and young adults.

  8. For librarians: set up a book display in the library on Rizal and Bonifacio. Rizal because NCBD commemorates the publication of The Monkey and the Turtle in Trubner's Oriental Record in London. Bonifacio because it is his 150th birth year/anniversary.

  9. For academic and research librarians: Promote thesis and studies on Philippine Children's Literature

  10. Watch Sandosenang Sapatos in CCP.