Fiji Time: 4:25 PM on Thursday 2 April

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

Libraries transform lives

Atasa Moceituba
Tuesday, July 15, 2014

LIBRARIES not only change our lives individually but also provide support and change for communities.

This is because libraries welcome everyone equally offering a unique place to build relationships where users can contribute to the development of their communities.

That was the message of US Embassy public affairs officer Joseph Crook during the Gospel High School National Library Week celebration in Suva last week.

With the theme lives change at your library, Mr Crook said when a child goes to a library and borrowed a book to read his or her life started to transform from that point on.

In his address Mr Crook said the transformation journey expanded the child's horizon, broadened their mind, increased knowledge and developed their intellectual and personal growth.

"Children, we must all remember that your school library is a very important place to be. That is your treasure house in school and in the weekends, your public library becomes your treasure house," he said.





Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Stop bullying
  2. Family grieves
  3. Ro Teimumu wants apology
  4. Police probe girl's death
  5. Hunter crucial in HK win
  6. Jewish passover
  7. Mission Tokyo
  8. Payout query
  9. Special recognition
  10. Fellaini gives Belgium edge over Israel

Top Stories this Week

  1. Stop bullying Thursday (02 Apr)
  2. INQUIRY: Baby given wrong injection Friday (27 Mar)
  3. A star is born Tuesday (31 Mar)
  4. Champions Monday (30 Mar)
  5. Family grieves Thursday (02 Apr)
  6. Road accidents claim five lives over the weekend Monday (30 Mar)
  7. 'Ruthless' Sunday (29 Mar)
  8. Strong start Friday (27 Mar)
  9. Players share winning prize Tuesday (31 Mar)
  10. PM snaps back Wednesday (01 Apr)