cultivate a reading habit, it is very necessary to do it at a very
early age. Based on research, 50% of our lifetime learning happened
between births to five years olds. Thus, to build any habits, including
reading habits, it is necessary to do it at early age. In advanced
countries, public libraries provide several services to promote early
literacy, including storytime to babies and toddlers at the library
spaces. Unfortunately children in developing countries do not have such
part of its effort in helping to promote reading culture in the
country, the PUC Main Library set up a Children’s Corner which located
inside the library. Through the funding from the American Corner, we
have bought hundreds of children books and educational games to make
them available for children to read at the corner or to check them out
to read at home.
of all ages, including babies, can obtain a library card. Moreover, the
corner provides storytime sessions to children under six years old
every Sunday, except on PUC holidays.
Session I: 2:00 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. - for specific children groups from NGOs
Session II: 3:00 – 3:45 p.m. – for children age three and under
Session III: 4:00- 4:45 p.m. – for children age four to five
Except PUC holidays.
Ms. Ly Rany