National Library receives books and laptops

first_imgA total of 2500 books and eight laptops were on Thursday presented to the National Library by the Pele FC Alumni.Present at the ceremony was the Chairman of the National Library, Petamber Persaud; Chief Librarian of the National Library, Emiley King and members of the Pele FC Alumni.During his remarks, a representative of the alumni, Dennis Carrington reiterated the importance of education in today’s generation. He noted that the books were presented to the library with the intention of bridging the gap between education and sports to “help the youths of Guyana to advance”.Another member of the alumni, being a former member of the football club, highlighted the role sports play on the minds of ‘at risk kids’, noting that the books are a significant factor and should also be incorporated along with sporting activities.A member of the Pele FC alumni making the presentation to Chief Librarian Emily KingMeanwhile, during her brief address, Chief Librarian Emiley King emphasised on the importance of the institution, noting that many persons are under the impression that technology has diminished the role of a library. However, she added, “We cannot be replaced by technology, technology has to embrace us”.The introduction of laptops into the atmosphere of unwinding books will ensure that the texts are utilised along with technology.The librarian also emphasised the critical role reading plays in the development of children, which she is certain will be of good use to youths.last_img

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