FIJI TIMES ONLINE Ioane Burese Thursday, November 18, 2010
A TEAM from the Library Services of Fiji is in the Northern Division carrying out an audit of library resources distributed under the Government's library services.
The audit assesses the progress of the mini libraries program set up by library services in four communities early this year.
These communities include Korotari Mothers Club, Shivanjali Mothers Club in Vuniika, Boubale Mothers Club in Bulileka and Valebasoga Muslim Community in Labasa.
Community members were educated on ways they could generate income through book-based knowledge such as flower arrangements, sewing and food preservation for example pickles, chutney and jam.
The library team will determine whether these communities are applying skills acquired from books and the training they had undergone to generate an income.
The team will also audit books given by the European Union to secondary schools in 2008 and the collection of all books from schools, supplied under the Book Box Scheme.
The scheme was initiated in 2009 to enhance literacy and ignite students' interest in reading, especially among rural students.
Meanwhile, the team is on Rabi Island in Cakaudrove surveying groundwork for the establishment of a history corner and teachers resources centre to be located at the Rabi Island's Council of Elders building.
Library Services director Sokoveti Tuimoala said the history corner would benefit the younger generations of Banabans.