Library week celebration

Labasa Primary School students strut their stuff in traditional iTaukei costume during the celebration at their school. Picture: LUKE RAWALAI

PRINCESSES, kings and warriors turned up at Labasa Primary School and Saint Mary Primary School recently as both schools commemorated the Library Week with organised character parades.

Dances and dramas were performed in both schools to mark the day.

Officiating at the celebrations in Saint Mary Primary, USP Labasa Campus’s Pacific Technical and Further Education’s acting coordinator Iva Chand told students that everyday libraries of all types continued to prove that they are powerful agents of community change.

Ms Chand said libraries were no longer just places for books or quiet places of study.

She said they were also creative and engaging community centres.

“We should not limit ourselves to classroom learning, we should also think outside the box and take on every opportunity to read and learn more,” she said.

“As students we can enhance our knowledge by visiting the library, getting comfortable and losing ourselves to the wonders in the books the library has to offer.