National Book Store to build library for every 75 videos posted on social media

By Ciara Alarcon - on 30 Mar 2017, 1:11pm

This year, National Book Store (NBS) is celebrating 75 years of creating a growing nation of readers and being a strong advocate for education. As part of this celebration, NBS recently launched the Read Out Loud Challenge (ROLC) that aims to promote the love of reading among Filipinos while supporting a good cause.

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For every 75 videos posted on Facebook and Instagram, NBS Foundation will build a library in public schools. The libraries will be completed with Project Aklat shelves, consisting of DepEd-approved books.

To accept the challenge, simply post a video of yourself reading out loud an excerpt from your favorite book and challenge three other people to do it. Post it on either Facebook or Instagram, then, add the hashtag #ReadOutLoudChallenge and tag NBS (@nbsalert).

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Project Aklat started back in 2006 and 400 libraries have been set up since then. Now, NBS aims to set up 100 libraries nationwide with the ongoing ROLC campaign.

While the ROLC will promote Project Aklat, NBS will also launch the 8th year of Project Aral on April 7 in all branches nationwide. Project Aral aims to visit and help over 150 communities, who lack basic school necessities.

In this year’s Project Aral, there will be two different kits. The first kit will cost PhP 25 that will contain two notebooks, two pencils, sharpener, and an eraser. Meanwhile, the second kit costs PhP 50 and will contain two notebooks, two pencils, sharpener, eraser, and a pair of slippers.

There are many activities to support others through NBS, but for now, it’s time to bring your favorite lines to life. Accept the challenge to spread the love for reading, and help set up libraries nationwide.

Ciara Alarcon

Ciara Alarcon / Writer