In celebration of the National Children’s Book Day (NCBD), the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP), in partnership with the Philippine Board on Books for Young People (PBBY) is holding a series of book activities for children this month.
Themed “Tahanan ng Katotohanan: Aklatan!” the celebration aims to promote the significance of truth/truth-telling.
The CCP, together with The Independent Publishers Collab Philippines, a community of small press, launched the ‘Tahanan ng Katotohanan: Aklatan Online Children’s Book Fair’ featuring children’s books and other literary works from independent publishers. It will run until the end of July 2022 and can be accessed through the official Facebook pages of the CCP, CCP Intertextual Division, and TIPCPH.
On July 19, at 10 a.m., the PBBY will recognize this year’s Alcala and Salanga Prize winners through a virtual ceremony that will be streamed on the official Facebook pages of CCP and PBBY.
NCBD is celebrated every third Tuesday of July, not only to commemorate the date of the publication of Jose Rizal’s “The Monkey and the Turtle” in Trubner’s Oriental Record in London, but also to highlight the importance of nurturing young readers’ curiosity and imagination.
For details, visit the following Facebook pages: Cultural Center of the Philippines and the Philippine Board on Books for Young People. For inquiries, contact the CCP Intertextual Division at 8551-5959, 0919-3175708 or send an email to [email protected].