“Read, Know, Grow” at this year’s Library Week

Pohnpei Public Library

April 24, 2018

DSCN7179This year Pohnpei Public Library celebrated its 33th Anniversary with a “Library Week,” from Monday, April 23 to Friday, April 27. The theme for this year’s celebration was “Read, Know, Grow”. On April 24, International Organization of Migration (IOM) did a presentation on climate change that was participated by a group a students from Ohmine School called the Ohmine Environmental Club.

On Friday evening, the library held a special celebration to commemorate the anniversary and to recognize essay and art contest winners. This event began with a prayer by Wahnporon Bruce Robert followed by welcoming remarks by Head Librarian Lester Ezekias. This year, library was fortunate to have Mr. Atarino Helieisar, Chief Law Librarian for the FSM Supreme Court Law Library, to be the Keynote Speaker of the evening. On his speech, he shared the importance of reading and how it can lead to success.

The program ended with the presentations of awards to the students who were selected as winners for the art and essay contest. Art winners were Naven Jay, ECE, Awak School; Gibson Sohs, ECE, Awak School; Lishallay Sanel, ECE, Sapwalap School; Marsha Amor, 1st grade, Awak School; Grace Rodriquez, 1st grade, CCA School; Frank Primo, 1st grade. Awak School; Jayne Hadley, 2nd grade, Awak School; Jared Castro, 2nd grade, CCA School; Ariel Alosima, 2nd grade, CCA School; Ahlai Ehmes, 3rd grade, CCA School; Vera Pelep, 3rd grade, Awak School; Melon Maya Helgenberger, 3rd grade, Palikir School; Cwissyella Elimo, 4th grade, Nett School; Lotoya Ladore, 4th grade, Awak School; Lavinya Ladore, 4th grade, Awak School.IMG 0116

Essay winners were Caroleen Eliam, 5th grade, Ohmine School; Mariza Mellan Hawley, 5th grade, Awak School, Aldred Rodel Tecson, 5th grade, Kolonia School; Beulah Tamani, 6th grade, Nett School; Faith Jewel Wynn, 6th grade, SDA School; Jayne Fredrick, 6th grade, Seinwar School; Isabella Kostka, 7th grade, Awak School; Keavae Adams, 7th grade, CCA School; Vanicka Oliver, 7th grade, Nett School; Jesian Lawrence, 8th grade, Ohmine School; Kekoa Apis, 8th grade, Nett School, Kacheana Tolenoa, 8th grade, Nett School; Theo Thiesen, 10th grade, SDA School; Shaquille Nimea, 10th grade, SDA School; Audrey Antreas, 10th grade, Our Lady of Mercy; Rhea Tisha Kephas, 11th grade, Our Lady of Mercy; Nick Raifmai, 11th grade, Our Lady of Mercy; Mermy Jeanette Yamada, 11th grade, SDA School; Gary Olter, 12th grade, Our Lady of Mercy; Kiana Edwin, 12th grade, CCA School; Alliyah Tecson, 12th grade, SDA School.

Pohnpei Public Library wants to express its gratitude to the following businesses, individuals and agencies for their contributions and support that made this Library Week successful one. Sponsors include Ms. Denise Oen, Ms. Maria Isabele Lojan, Ms. Catherine Allen, Mr. Lucas Cupps, Ms. Alsihner Kusto,MicroPc.fm, Pohnpei Rotary Club, Ocean View- West Wing, Ohmine Environmental Club, International Organization for Migration, Sea Breeze, Nihco Store, Joy Restaurant, Isamu Nakasone Store, FSM Development Bank, China Star Restaurant, Caroline Fisheries Corporation, Ace Office Supplies, Ace Hardware, 4-TY Enterprises, Kaselehlie Diner, Palm Terrace, Pohnpei Arts &  Crafts, Pohnpei Hardware, Pohnpei LP Gas, and Pohnpei Service Station.”