Our reader of the month is a comic enthusiast. He is a regular client in
the GS LRC. Often you will see him reading different types of books and
graphic novels are always on his list.
Read more about Dr. Jojo Ng as he tells us how he got hooked in reading,
how reading continues to fascinate him, his favorite books and his advise to
Discovery Magazine, National Geographic and Philippine Star.. these are just few of the many periodicals Mr. Antonio Basmayor craves to read every time he visits the GS LRC.
The long list of the Faculty Reader of the Month would not be complete without his name. Be inspired as he shares to us, through an interview, his insights on reading and how he got hooked on this.
I always come to the library GS or HS to read my favorites: newspaper and magazines because they are always updated, after that I read books that I need to learn to support my intellectual thirst”
” I am interested to read books by authors who can predict situations of the future like Alvin Toffler, Bill Gates etc”
If I am not reading .. I watch National Geographic and Discovery, If I need to learn more of what I have watched then I go to the library and get this thing and read about it, “watch and read” is a useful method to get someone into reading”
A month from now, school year 2012-2013 is over, but the GS LRC would not let this year end without acknowledging once more, the library customers who consistently recognize the role of books in their lives. It is but fitting to recognize those people who work hand in hand with the GS LRC in promoting the LRC resources through reading. These are the individuals who are, through their passion in reading, influence other people to make reading a part of their daily lives. They are the teachers who untiringly encourage the students to read.
To appreciate the teachers’ effort, the “Reading Idol Award” was given to four teachers, they are Mrs. Sonia Avanzado (English teacher), Ivy Enaje (Filipino Department Head), Rommel Alcala (Art and Filipino teacher) and Mr. Reagan Austria (Filipino teacher). Some of them were also featured in the GS LRC web blog as Reader of the Month. Just like our teachers, there are students who have expressed their love for reading through the number of books read and borrowed, they were also recognized and received the awards “Junior Reading Idol” given to selected students, and “Reading Champs” to sections who, as one class stand out among other sections in the number of books borrowed and read.
The Reading Champ and the Junior Reading Idol awardees are the following:
Grade 2- Abraham Grade 5- St. James
Grade 3- St. Anselm Grade 6- St. Maximillian Kolbe
Grade 4- St. Joseph Pignatelli
Junior Reading Idol
Grade 2I – Gavin Chen and Aldrich Wilson Ty Grade 5G –Gian Gabriel David Gochiangco
Grade 3G – Charlegan Life Chan Grade 6C- Carson Tiusieng
Grade 4F- Paolo Bernard Go
A special award called “Library Citizen” is handed to students who were observed to regularly visit the LRC and never fail to observe proper behavior while reading. The awardees are:
Grade 2I Jan Andre dela Santa Grade 5G Gian Gabriel David Gochiangco
2C Rinaldo Lee Grade 6H Aeron Miguel Abanez
Grade 3C Andrei Justin So
Grade 4D Andrew Joseph Tiu
Mateo Lorenzana, a grade 4 student is a regular customer of the GS LRC. He is always first on the line, during recess and lunch time. One would often see Mateo seating on the couch where reference books, graphic novels and magazines are located. He is a reader on his own volition, with or without his classmates he is motivated to read, attitude which the personnel in GS LRC noticed and made him the featured Reader of the Month.
Mateo has an exceptional attitude towards reading. “I like reading..actually I love reading” this is how he simply describes his feelings about reading, simple but looking at him and hearing him saying these words, one would definitely agree that he genuinely loves reading and he is enjoying every moment with “words and pictures”.