LCS Library Week at Lourdes Central School
“You can’t buy happiness but you can buy books and that’s kind of the same thing”.
The LCS Library Week was celebrated from 3rd to 7th December 2018 – an occasion created with the hope of reigniting the passion for reading in young minds. The week started off with an assembly on Monday which had Esther Fernandes of Class 4B talking about the importance of books in our lives.
Principal Rev. Fr Robert D’Souza along with Vice Principal Ms Belita Mascarenhas, Librarians Ms Nandini and Ms Lavina Crasta inaugurated the event with a book launch and a small ceremony in the school library.
This week was filled with numerous activities that helped the students realise the various joys of reading.
A book donation drive was conducted wherein we had a grand total of 324 books donated by the students and subsequently these books were exhibited in the library. A variety of competitions were held too. For classes 1, 2 and 3 was a story telling competition. Book mark making for classes 4 and 5. Book cover making for class 6, poster making for class 7, essay writing for class 8, book review for classes 9 and 10 and for classes 11 and 12 was a quiz competition. The winning bookmarks, covers, posters, essays and reviews were put up for display in the library. A three – day exhibition too, was organised by the company Prism Books in the school grounds.
On Friday, was the finale of the library week, which was a colourful and vibrant event. It started off with an adorable performance by the students of class 4 singing the library song. Elishia of class 6 marvelled us with a monologue out of Shakespeare’s Hamlet where she took on the persona of Marcellus. A dance was performed by the students of class 6 and 7 that was a visual treat. Prizes were distributed to the winners of the competitions that took place during the week.
Fr Principal, in his address thanked and congratulated the librarians for making the Library Week meaningful and for conducting various literary competitions. He further advised students to make good use of the library and enhance their knowledge. Zareen Rehman compared the programme and Anushka Ullal delivered the vote of thanks.
All in all, LCS Library Week was a very successful event that made all of us realise that sometimes all that you need is a book.