Book week 2021 - Monday, October 25 through Saturday, October 30 at PJL Library
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Book week 2021 - Monday, October 25 through Saturday, October 30 at PJL Library

SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) - Philipsburg Jubilee Library (PJL) invites the entire public to join us as we once again celebrate another exciting Book Week with its theme 'Read Anywhere, Any Time, Any Place'!, PJL said in a statement on Thursday.

One of the most interesting aspects of books is that you can read them at any time and any place, whether it is a physical book or an electronic one.  The Philipsburg Jubilee Library (PJL) starts 2021 book week with a book launch ceremony scheduled for Monday, October 25, 2021.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, students were invited to express their experiences in terms of a short story, a drawing, or a poet. With the assistance of corporate sponsors, your library produced a beautiful booklet that will be launched in the presence of his Excellency the Governor and the Honorable Minister of Education, Culture, Youth, and Sport.

The ceremony will take place at 3 p.m. in the parking lot of the former library building. Of course, some of the students will present their own experiences, and steel pan and drum band music will further lighten up the event.

It is an understatement, that reading is important in life. That’s why during the book week some extra attention will be given to what fun it is to read a book. Toddlers from different daycare centers are invited to come to the library with their teddy bears and together listen to a story “The Teddy Bear’. Primary school students are invited to draw a picture, depicting the book week theme.

There will be a grace period for the “Ooops, forgot to bring my books back”, until Saturday, October 30, 2021. And of course, special books will be displayed in each of the three locations.

The big bang will take place at a closing ceremony in collaboration with FLOW on Friday, October 29, 2021. The PJL Belvedere Satellite will be officially opened for the general public. The party starts at 9 a.m. and ends at 6 p.m. at our new Belvedere Satellite and includes a bouncing castle, a funny Disney character, our famous puppet show, and of course storytelling. Schools but also the general public, are invited to visit during the day.

In the meantime, become a member, and visit your library at one of our three locations. Opening hours are Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Walter Nisbeth Road #3 in Philipsburg. Also, Monday to Friday from 2.30 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Cay Hill Satellite (on the premises of the Hillside Christian School) and the Belvedere Satellite (on the premises of the Belvedere Community Center).

Looking forward to your support and continued partnership in promoting reading as an essential aspect of human development.

Any questions? Call us at +1 721 542 2970, go to our website stmaartenlibrary.org, or follow us at Facebook stmaarten.pjlibrary or Twitter SXMlibrary.

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