If you are tempted to think that the Dumaguete City Public Library is experiencing a lowdown due to the Internet or any sort of sophisticated information networks, then you are absolutely wrong.
In fact, local residents — especially elementary and high school pupils –and foreigners alike come to the City Public Library regularly, and avail of the library services.
The City Public Library contains a wide array of books, periodicals, and journals. It is the source of knowledge that would make one wise, intelligent, and better-prepared in their exercise of duties, and in facing any sort of battles in this real life.
The City Public Library is run and well-managed by Gima G. Cornelia. With her are seven personnel, happily serving our reading constituents who have developed the habit of reading.
A well-informed individual is he who loves reading because “knowledge is power.”
The honorable Mayor Manuel “Chiquiting” Sagarbarria wants not only the City Public Library to be computerized soon, but including all departments of the City government of Dumaguete to effectively and proficiently serve the taxpayers.
The City librarian is calling for the help of generous residents to donate more books, periodicals, journals, and other library materials for the benefit of the Dumaguete people.
She explained that such donations will be shared with the Barangay Reading Centers in the City.
Even with the advent of computerization of the Public Library, Mrs. Cornelia said that books will continue to be needed.
The City Public Library of Dumaguete is open daily except on weekends and holidays from 8 in the morning until 6 in the evening, with no noon break.
Computers at the City library