The Joeten-Kiyu Public Library raised 16 boxes in all during its canned food, clothes, and toy drive last month, according to library assistant Ray Deleon Guerrero.
“The donation drive was a success with a total of 16 boxes worth of clothes, food, and toys, and sandals,” he said. “The donation drive was a success with kind and generous donations from people who wanted to help out and in the spirit of Christmas as well.”
On behalf of Karidat Social Services and the Joeten-Kiyu Public Library, Deleon Guerrero thanked everyone who donated. He also credited Lollipops for donating clothes, sandals, and children’s books.
“Thank you Lollipops and people of the CNMI for your donations to assist those in need and continue spreading kindness all around!” he said.
The Joeten-Kiyu Public Library and Tinian Public Library added new items to their new collections in December.
Deleon Guerrero said both libraries have 142 new items.
The books range from AV2, juveniles, to young adults, and adults, as well as Pacific and Asian books. Recommended books are: 47 Ronin, Painted Ladies, Buried Prey, Friends Forever, Wish you Were Here, Liza, Lexi the Firefly Fairy, Apprentice in Death, Two by Two, Commonwealth: A Novel, Big Mouth & Ugly Girl, The Pilgrims of Rayne, and Wolfsbane. JKPL also has new magazines.
“Our new collection of books will be appreciated by not only the regular patrons of the Joeten-Kiyu Public Library, but [also] by people who haven’t visited our public library and have wondered what types of books and other items we release each month. It is not only to promote literacy but inform people of what’s new, what’s up, and what’s happening,” said Deleon Guerrero.
He encouraged the public to stop by and check out JKPL’s daily book sale section of books ranging from children’s/young adults, and adult fiction, nonfiction books, biography, music, educational, medical books, Japanese/Chinese, and Korean books as well.
“Our book sale special will be, ‘Buy 10, Get 5 for Free.’ So come and enjoy our books!” he said.