Since its creation last April 14, 1919, the Cebu City Public Library turns 93 last April 14, 2012.
Bearing the theme, "Pagbasa sa Kabataan, binhi sa Kauswagan," the week-long celebration has been lined-up with various activities from April 14-28 such as book fair, photo exhibits, story telling, short film screenings, free sign language classes, body painting,book sales etc. It will be sponsored by various partners that includes the Firends of the Cebu City Public Library, Zonta International, The Inquirer, Cebu Daily News, BasaDours and Cebu Home School Network among others.
In an opening salvo conducted on the commemoration day at the said library itself, Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama underscored that, "As long as I am in the city government, I will always give priority on this library, because this is the storehouse of knowledge and it must be given due importance to be upgraded with latest books, modern facilities and standard of services, even the budget has been slashed. He also reiterated that if President Benigno Simeon Aquino III will allow, we will convert the Malacanang sa Sugbo as a library to better cater the book lovers, wide readers and researchers.
By: Greggy Jiggs P. Senados