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Let's Play at the Library

Who says playing in the library is not allowed? Well, we were allowed! When Ma’am Maribel “Bel” Sollorano, our Education Coordinator told us that we, the Junior Librarians, will be having a training, I was expecting that it will focus more about the ethics on managing our libraries, arts or something that will enhance our skills on engaging with children. But we were surprised when we learned that the training’s theme is something else.

The training held last April 28, 2014 at the Betty Lou Daul Center Service Area 4 was about educational games, not the boring type of lectures one usually expects during trainings. It was conducted by Ms. Charisse Mae Soriano and Leah Sumbeling, facilitators from INSA Gurong Lingkod Volunteer. They talked about the importance of games, learning through it, strategies in implementing games, tips in managing games and different kinds of games.

As part of this training we played games like Math Stick Picture, Catch the egg , Egg drop, Flash Cards, Jeopardy and last was Bingo using illustration boards and coloring materials. This game is different from the usual bingo in our barangays because in every column you will see letters instead of numbers, you can write about English, Science, History or any subject that you wanted to write in the Bingo cards.

We really enjoyed this training because we learned that as librarians, our job was not just on managing and organizing books and the library but also we can apply our knowledge and skills in doing educational games with children or youths that will visit our library. So the next time you visit our library, expect more fun and laughter as we share these games which will definitely give you more reason to come back.

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indexer wrote on August 1, 2014, 3:41 AM

Very well said! I have worked in libraries for 40 years, and can only agree with you that libraries have many different roles to play underneath the general umbrella of 'education'.

MegL wrote on August 1, 2014, 7:06 AM

Bingo cards is a great way to vary learning from flash cards.

casie wrote on September 2, 2014, 10:07 PM

indexer I really agree with you sir emoticon :smile:

AliCanary wrote on February 21, 2015, 6:56 AM

Games are the best way to learn. And songs, too-- I still remember so much that I learned from songs, from the alphabet to all those old Schoolhouse Rock songs about nouns and adverbs and stuff. "I'm just a bill, here on Capitol Hill..."

LeaPea2417 wrote on December 18, 2015, 5:36 PM

I would like to work in a library because I love books and like to read, but I have never had the chance to do so.