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Layou Government reopens library after decade of inactivity

Layou Government reopens  library after decade of inactivity
Student librarians, Peace Corp volunteer Myranda James and First Carrbean bank representative

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The Layou Government School reopened its library after a decade of inactivity.

A small ceremony took place on Tuesday, January 14 on the school compound, under the theme “Explore an ocean of books!”

Layou Government reopens  library after decade of inactivity
TWO OF the students of Layou Government School sitting at the reading area

Fiona Taylor, the school’s literacy coordinator said that “a library is an important source of knowledge to young minds in school”.

“We cannot over emphasise the importance of a library in a school, since it equips students with the skills necessary to succeed in a constantly changing technological, social and economical environment,” she said.

Remarks were also delivered by Yvette Pompey, a representative from international charitable organisation “Hands across the Sea”.

Pompey gave a brief history of the library project and praised the school for a job well done in its efforts to reopen it for the students. She also thanked Peace Corps volunteer Myranda James for the work and dedication she put in towards the revival library.

Remarks were also made by Shelly Anne Samuel, a representative of the First Caribbean International Bank, who reminded students about the importance of reading.

Samuel also made a donation of books to the library.

Layou Government reopens  library after decade of inactivity
A BOOK shelf at the library with a variety of books for the students to read

Another donation of $500 worth of books was also presented by Metri Jeffers on behalf go the Allenby Gaymes Foundation.

The ribbon was cut by retired principal Purnel McDowall with the assistance of James, the Peace Corps volunteer.

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