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The City Librarian Reports to the City Mayor: Status
-In 2010 Mayor Belmonte
approved the highest of QCPL 2001 - 2009
budget for books amount-
The City Librarian, Mrs. signed last 2008.
ing to Php9.072 M
Emelita Villaueva re- II. Personnel Develop-
-Escopa II Branch library ported to the City Mayor ment.
conducted storytelling to during the executive
the first ever visually im- meeting held last March
Approval of training
paired audience. funds from P100,000 in
2010, the accomplish-
past years to
INSIDE THIS ments of the City Li-
P330,000.00 in the cur-
ISSUE: brary covering the term
rent year which was * From 2001 to 2009
of Mayor Feliciano Bel- we have already pur-
The City Librarian meets 2 used for:
w/ officials
monte. She cited major chased P10,172,000.00
accomplishments on in- * In-house and out of
Books & Blocks Pre 3 worth of books
frastructure, personnel, town Seminars of li-
School Toured at QCPL
budget, book collec- brarians and staff by * For the year 2010 we
The QCPL Puppeteers 4 tions, and others. The different Library Asso- have an approved budget
Re-launched report covers the period ciations. for books amounting

The QCPL Puppeteers 5 from 2001-2009 includ- * Annual library tour to P9.072million. (The
highest budget for books
QCPL Puppeteers at the 6
ing projects for 2010. different libraries in the
National Lib. Auditorium I. Infrastructure De- provinces.

QCPL Continuous to Give 6

velopment: * Annual teambuilding. BOOK ALLOCA-
TION 2001-2010
Staff Trainings and Free Construction of the two III. Personnel Aug-
P18,172,000.00 bro-
Tutorials to Library Users Storey Novaliches Li- mentation Approved
ken down as follows:
Branch Libraries con- 7 brary & SB Information the increase of contrac-
ducted Storytelling Technology Center. tual personnel for the
Novaliches Branch. 2001 100,000.00
QCPL Attended Relay for 8 * Horizontal expansion
Life 2010 of the library building * Approved the filling 2002 1,000,000.00
QCPL Staff Goes to An- 9 which housed the Multi up and deliberation of 2003 1,500,000.00
geles City Media & internet Ser- vacant librarian posi- 2004 1,200,000.00
Library Organization at 10 vices and Technical Ser- tions.
2005 700,000.00
Pagsanjan Laguna vices. * Increase of salaries of
2006 500,000.00
QCPL: Spiritual Retreat 11 * Approval of the City selected performing con-
at Tagaytay 2007 100,000.00
Mayor to use the 2nd tractual Employees of
36 Christian Ways to 13 floor of the Proj. 4 SB QCPL. 2008 3,000,000.00
Reduce Stress 2009 1,000,000.00
Multi Purpose building IV. Book Collections
to be used as a public Development 2010 9,072,000.00
library thru a MOA
PAGE 2 The City Librarian meets with the Barangay Officials
Con’t from Page 1 The City Librarian Josie Ang of Horse- library and also in
Approved the first Pre- had a meeting with shoe stressed that support to the
paid Payment for sub- the barangay offi- users statistics to be activities con-
scription to Foreign
cials who have public accurate and effec- ducted by the li-
libraries in their ju- tive must depend on brarians in
V. E– Library Pro-
gram risdiction. It was the total population charge. He also

* Launching of Multi held at the Multi me- of the barangay. reported that
media & Internet Ser- dia Section last This was brought out there is a pro-
vices at the Main library January 29, 2010. because some librar- posed new build-
and at the Novaliches ies has less number ing to be con-
There was a Power-
Point presentation of of users compared to structed with a
* Approval of 38 flat
the Annual accom- others that have big- provision for a
screened computer for
branch libraries plishment for the ger number of users. larger library

* Approval of cash ad- year 2009 of various 2. Barangay Captain space.

vances for the Bayantel librarian in charge Ortiz of Escopa II 4. Barangay Captain
Telephone lines for the from District 1—IV. urged every baran- Dadulo of Payatas
branch libraries.
The reports covered gay official to sup- laments that there is
VI. Purchase of Vehi-
the following: 1) us- port the activities of lack of communica-
ers statistics; 2) their respective li- tion between the li-
A Yellow Multi cab and
a KIA Van trainings attended braries. He also ac- brary and her office.
by the library staff; knowledged the sup- She suggested that
VII. Purchase of vari-
ous library equipment, 3) computerization port of various gov- there must be a good
laptop, Xerox ma- project; 4) and some ernment officials like communication and
chines, printers, scan- Vice Mayor Herbert coordination system
other issues con-
ners, digital camera,
cerning the barangay Bautista and Ms. Joy between the two
aircon, LCD projector,
etc. libraries. Belmonte. agencies. She fur-

She also reported the 3. Barangay Captain ther stated that she
The barangay cap-
various activities under- Galimba of was glad for being
tains themselves had
taken such as storytel- Greater Lagro invited in the said
their own comments
ling, puppet shows, li- meeting.
and suggestions for also shared the
brary orientations, com-
puter basic training for the betterment of accomplishments 5. Kagawad Garcia of
staff & library users, and library services as and projects of Galas stressed the
the QCPL as a venue for his barangay like importance of the
library tours to various renovation of the
schools and libraries. 1. Barangay Captain Cont. On page 3...

(Left picture above): Mr. T. Lacsamana reports on Computers status;

(middle picture above) Ms. Fe Gomez reports on branch library accom-
plishments; right above: The City Librarian introduces Melai, the Mas-
cot. Below: The barangay captains who attended the meeting: Josie Ong
(Horseshoe), Ursula R. Juan (Talipapa), Ding Ortiz (Escopa 2), Kgd.
Yolanda Serrano (Novaliches), Emerson Lozano (Roxas), Rencito
Galimba (Lagro), Julian Santos (KNL), Kgd. Dulce Garcia (Galas),
Kgd. Eduardo Bien Jr. (Cubao, Kamuning),Rosario Dadulo (Payatas)
Cont. from page 2… Librarians in charge. It was
also agreed upon that another
Education committee in meeting will be held after six
the Barangay council to months, that will be on July
better answer the needs of 2010. It was expected that
the library. The City Li- other barangay captains with
Mrs. Emelita L. Villanueva de-
brarian emphasized the im- public libraries in their baran-
livers her report on the
portance of trainings to gays will also attend.
status of barangay libraries
the -end-
to the barangay captains/

Books & Blocks Pre School Toured at QCPL

The pupils from Books and amazed by the different chil-
Blocks pre school together dren’s books they browsed.
with their teachers visited They are smart kids who
asked questions about the dif-
the Quezon City Public Library
ferent books in the library and
last March 11, 2010. They
answered personal questions
were toured at the Multi Me- given to them. They were en-
dia Section and at the Chil- tertained by the Puppets “Lib”
dren’s Section. They were . and “Rary.”
The QCPL Puppeteers Re - launched
The QCPL Puppeteers formerly program was in coordination through Ms. Aly Medalla for the
known as the Happy Sticks with the Office of Councilor coordinative efforts to provide
Puppeteers was initially Medalla through his daughter bookmobile services not only in
launched last January 15, 2010 Ms. Aly Medalla, who also co- the District II of Quezon City but
featuring its newly created Pup- ordinated with the QCPL for a also to other districts of the City.
pets and the Mascot, which was joint bookmobile project,, Witnesses of the MOA signing
named Meli. Two classes from Hon. Bgy. Captain & Mrs. Joe were Ms. Joy Belmonte and Bgy.
the Yakap Day Care were in- Visaya and his council. Guests Captain Joe Visaya.
vited to watch the Puppet Show. of Honors were Vice Mayor
The Puppeteers was later had Herbert Bautista (was not able
its grand launching during the to attend) and Ms. Joy Bel-
celebration of Public Library monte, Chairman of Ilaw ng
Day last March 9, 2010 at the Tahanan Foundation. There
Novaliches Branch Library. was signing of a Memorandum
More than two hundred pupils of Agreement between the
and students from various QCPL represented by Mrs.
schools in Novaliches were in- Emelita Villanueva and the Of-
vited to watch the show. This fice of Councilor Medalla,

Right above: MOA signing between

Ms. Joy Belmonte, Ms. Aly Medalla,
Ms. Cynthia Tolado, Ms. Emy
Villanueva and Coun. Medalla.
Middle picture above: The Puppet
Show. Right above: The Puppeteers
with Ms. Joy Belmonte, Ms. Tolado,
Ms. Villanueva, Aly Medalla and
Coun. Medalla.
Below Left. Ms. Villanueva & Ms.
Tolado welcomes Ms. Joy Belmonte.
Below Right: Meli, the Mascot.



The QCPL Puppeteers

The QCPL puppeteers have guest in a seminar-workshop
also performed in different entitled “Enhancing Teach-
venues after its launching. ing and love for reading to
They performed for our less children through Storytelling
fortunate brothers and sis- and puppetry” held at the
ters at the Elsie Gatches Vil- National Library auditorium
lage last February 2, 2001 last March 12, 2010 with
and in Aguinaldo Elemen- more than 300 librarians and
tary School at 18th Avenue teachers participants who
Cubao, Quezon City, with attended the seminar.
more than 200 pupils who On the other hand, the Lib
watched the show. This is in and Rary puppeteers were
coordination with the PTA also used during library ori-
officers who also coordi- entations conducted in dif-
nated with the QCPL for the ferent public schools in Que-
organization of mini library zon City such as at Bagong
for the said school which Pag-asa Elementary School.
was also inaugurated during
The City Librarian attended the opening of
the same date. The Puppet-
the AES library with Ms. Joy Belmonte and
eers were also invited as AES Principal, Ms. Salvacion O. Salve..

(Left) The City Li-

brarian gave a
short message to
our mentally chal-
lenged audience at
Elsie Gatches Vil-
lage during a pup-
pet show

A puppet show at
Aguinaldo Elemen-
tary School with
more than 200 pu-
pils, Ms. Marlene
Raquino readies the
pupils for the start
of the show. (Right)
PAGE 6 QCPL Puppeteers at the National Library Auditorium

QCPL Puppeteers
performed by invita-
tion during the semi-
nar of the Children’s
Literature of the Phil-
ippines (CLAPI) last
March 12, 2010 at
the National library
Auditorium with more
than 300 participants.

QCPL Continuous to Give Staff Trainings and Free Tutorials to

Library Users
The QCPL through its Multi • Use of Digital camera &
media and Internet Ser- Uploading of Photos
vices regularly conducts Interested parties may come
staff trainings and free tuto- and visit the Library for more
rials to our library users. information on how to avail of
For the first quarter of 2010 these services. This has
it has conducted various been the initiative of Mr.
trainings on: Troy Lacsamana, Librarian at
• Computer Basics the Multi Media and Internet
• Internet Basics Services.
• E-Mail Basics
• Use of the Lex Libris
Software Pictures show Mr. Troy Lacsamana giv-
ing his lecture.
• Paid Online InfSources
• OpenOffice Writer Ba-
sics Interested parties may come and
• OpenOffice Impress Ba-
visit the Library for more information
• Windows Basics on how to avail of these services
• Training on use of Print-
ers and Printing

Branch Librarians conducted Storytelling Sessions

For the 1st quarter of 2010 Job from the Bible through
QCPL branch librarians have dramatization involving two to
conducted their storytelling three characters. The audi-
sessions in their respective ence intently listened to the
communities as part of their story and after the session,
outreach projects. These li- one by one participated in the
braries are: Talipapa Branch, discussion even tell stories
Novaliches Branch, Roxas about their lives and how they
Branch, Greater Project 4 became visually impaired.
Branch, Escopa II Branch, They were touched by the
Krus Na Ligas Branch, Pansol story of Job. It is a story of a
Branch and the Largo Branch. good man who suffers total Storytelling conducted by the
Escopa II Branch conducted disaster– he losses all his Escopa II branch to the visually
its storytelling session to the children (he had 7 sons and 3 impaired audience.
visually impaired at SWD lo- daughters) and property and is
cated at Proj. 4, Quezon City. afflicted with repulsive dis- This is the first time
This is the first time in the his- ease. But in the end Job is re- in the history of the QCPL that
tory of the QCPL that we have stored to his former condition, we have visually impaired
visually impaired audience. with even greater prosperity
The storytellers tell story of than before.
From left to
right: Ms.
Myrna of
Branch, Ms.
Grace of
R o x a s
Branch and
Ms. Cora of
b r a n c h

at GP4
Branch, Mr.
Art Lagri-
mas., Lagro
Branch, Ms.
and Mary-
ann Fernan-
dez, Pansol.
PAGE 8 QCPL Attended Relay for Life 2010

The QCPL staff led by Ms.

Villanueva, attended the
relay for life on February 19
-20, 2010 for the benefit of
cancer survivors organized
by the Philippine Cancer
Society. This relay for life
is an annual activity at-
tended by QC Hall officials Y
and employees. H PL
There were product dis- PE
plays and services that per-
tains to cancer prevention
and control.
Some staff opted to stay
until the wee hours of the


QCPL Staff Goes to Angeles City (cont. to page 11…)

Last February 9, 2010, the showcases the life and cul-
QCPL staff went to Ange- ture of the Kapampangan.
les City for a library and There are miniatures that
museum tour. This has displays their customs and
been an annual activity of traditions. Next stop was the
the library to know more Holy Angel University. This
about other public libraries is a very big university..
and get whatever best First, the group was briefed
practices these libraries by one of the staff at a mini
have. The first stopover theater wherein the rich cul-
was the Angeles City Li- tural heritage and begin-
brary and Information Cen- nings of the Kapampan-
ter. The staff were gans was shown. Then the
warmly welcomed by the group was toured to the uni-
Angeles City librarians and versity’s library. They have
were toured in the different a very modern and sophisti-
sections of the library. The cated library. Last, the
group was served with big group had their launched at
monays. Next venue was the man made Paradise
the Museo ng Angeles. Ranch and enjoyed the
This is a museum that view. An unforgettable day!

Library Organization at Pagsanjan, Laguna

One of the services of the At 6 p.m. the show started with
QCPL is library organization. more than a hundred kids that
Aside from organizing public watched the show. There was
libraries in Quezon City, the rain shower but the group con-
City Librarian extended this tinued the
service not only in Quezon Show. Biscuits were distributed
City but also in different cities to the kids after the show cour-
& provinces outside the city. tesy of the Doctor Family. The
A good Samaritan from Pag- second day, the Doctor family
sanjan, Laguna, Mrs. Doctor, toured the group to a river going
asked the help of our City to Pagsanjan Falls. There,
Librarian to organize a small sumptuous lunch was served.
library in one of a remote The group leaved Pagsanjan,
barangay in Pagsanjan. The with another experience to pon-
target customers are the kids der after the day’s work. The
of the “bangkero” in that team composed of the City li-
barangay. The City Librarian brarian, Ms. Villanueva, Ms. To-
accepted the challenge and lado, Marlene Raquino., Fe Go-
she donated 600 reference mez, Ana Puno, Lai Malabanan.,
books to start with. On Chona Masbate., Merlie Tan,
March 29, 2010, Ms. Marlene Bautista, Jenny Qui- (Above) The City Librarian and the
Villanueva requested the laquil, Zeny Baltazar, Marivic Asst. City Librarian doing their
help and expertise of her Ocumen, Ronnie Lapuz, Noel own share of task.
staff to organize the library. Sacramento, James Maborang, Left: Light moments: The City Li-
She also included the Pup- and Homer Pilar. Thank you to brarian and Mrs. Doctor and Atty.
peteers to have a show after Cynthia Marigundon.
the Doctor Family who spon- (Below) The organizers in action.
the library is organized. Or- sored the organization.
dinarily, library organization
takes one month to three
months, but because of the
team the City Librarian
brought to organize the li-
brary it only took four hours
to finish the organization
from sorting to book covering
and shelving. It was fun do-
ing service for the commu-
nity. The organization was
finished at 5 p.m. and pre-
pared for the Puppet show.

Con’t. from page 9 ... QCPL staff goes to Angeles City...

Left: QCPL staff being briefed by the Museum coordinator. Right: Ms. Villanueva, Cynthia To-
lado, Mariza Chico, Ana Puno , Maryann Bernal, Fe Gomez, Troy Lacsamana and Marlene
Raquino, and the City Librarian of Angeles, Ms. Norma Razon. (seated).

Spiritual Retreat at Tagaytay City by QCPL Staff

The QCPL staff had an spiritual
retreat at Tagaygay last March 26-
27, 2010 as conceptualized by the
City Librarian, Mrs. Villanueva, For
the past years, it has been the City
Librarian’s advocacy to change li-
brary setting into an spiritual
searching, at least for a better
staff to staff relationships. The
venue was solemn enough for each
participant to meditate more and
be better persons though spiritual
guidance. Sometimes we really
have to spare some time in soul
searching, for this will give us
peace and tranquility in our hearts
and minds though God’s love and
mercy. This retreat was sponsored
by Ms. Rose Ann Belmonte.
PAGE 12 Con’t of Library Organization...

(Left) The house that housed the Mini Library the QCPL organized , (Right) the City Librarian giving an in-
spirational message. (Below) the audience. (below right) The Puppet Show.

Left: The
i z e r ’ s
t e a m .
Book dis-
after the
s h o w .
(Rain or
shine the
show must
go on)

Contributed by: Mariza Chico
An Angel says, “Never borrow from the future. If you worry about what may
happen tomorrow and it doesn't happen, you have worried in vain. Even if does happen, you have to worry

1. Pray
2. Go to bed on time.
3. Get up on time so you can start the day unrushed.
4. Say No to projects that won't fit into your time schedule, or that will compromise your mental health.
5. Delegate tasks to capable others.
6. Simplify and unclutter your life.
7. Less is more. (Although one is often not enough, two are often too many.)
8. Allow extra time to do things and to get to places.
9. Pace yourself. Spread out big changes and difficult projects over time; don't lump the hard things all to-
10. Take one day at a time.
11. Separate worries from concerns. If a situation is a concern, find out what God would have you do and let
go of the anxiety. If you can't do anything about a situation, forget it.
12. Live within your budget; don't use credit cards for ordinary purchases.
13. Have backups; an extra car key in your wallet, an extra house key buried in the garden, extra stamps, etc.
14. K.M.S. (Keep Mouth Shut). This single piece of advice can prevent an enormous amount of trouble.
15. Do something for the Kid in You everyday.
16. Carry a Bible with you to read while waiting in line.
17. Get enough rest.
18. Eat right.
19. Get organized so everything has its place.
20. Listen to a tape while driving that can help improve your quality of life.
21. Write down thoughts and inspirations.
22. Every day, find time to be alone.
23. Having problems? Talk to God on the spot. Try to nip small problems in the bud. Don't wait until it's time
to go to bed to try and pray.
24. Make friends with Godly people.
25. Keep a folder of favorite scriptures on hand.
26. Remember that the shortest bridge between despair and hope is often a good "Thank you Jesus."
27. Laugh.
28. Laugh some more!
29. Take your work seriously, but not yourself at all.
30. Develop a forgiving attitude (most people are doing the best they can).
31. Be kind to unkind people (they probably need it the most.
“Remind yourself that you
32. Sit on your ego.
are not the general
33. Talk less; listen more.
manager of the universe”
34. Slow down.
35. Remind yourself that you are not the general manager of the universe.
36. Every night before bed, think of one thing you're grateful for that you've never been grateful for before.


If God is for us, who can be against us?" (Romans 8:31)

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