One of our favorite bonding is reading books especially before going to bed. My daughter will often ask me to read her bedtime stories. Since she cannot read yet, we’ll read to her out loud with facial expression pa.  ^_^
Nothing beats the feeling of finishing a book and adding it to your bookshelf, knowing that you’ve been changed by what you read. Reading makes our world big. It is one of the habit that we would like to instill to our daughter. 

Spreading the love for reading among Filipinos is at the core of National Book Store (NBS).  This year, the country’s favorite book store is celebrating 75 years of creating a growing nation of readers and being a strong advocate for education.  Good job National Bookstore! 

Thank you National Bookstore and Ms. Sara for inviting us at ROLC Media Launch!
Watch out for our video. Let’s do the #ReadOutLoutChallenge
As part of the festivities, NBS recently launched the Read Out Loud Challenge (ROLC) on Facebook and Instagram, aiming to promote the love of reading among Filipinos while supporting a good cause. 

The mechanics are simple. Here’s how to do it:

  1. Grab your favorite book. Choose your most loved line or excerpt from a book.
  2. Take a video of yourself reading it out loud. 
  3. Upload it on Facebook and / or Instagram
  4. As you post your video, don’t forget to tag  @nbsalert, #ReadOutLoudChallenge, and 3 or more friends in the caption.
  5. Make sure that your post is visible to the public. 
For every 75 videos posted, the NBS Foundation will set up a library in a public school, complete with Project Aklat racks that consist of DepEd-approved books. Project Aklat is an initiative started back in 2006 by the NBS Foundation, and 400 libraries have been set up since then. Now, with the ongoing ROLC campaign, NBS aims to set up 100 libraries nationwide.
With such a worthy cause, it’s no surprise that celebrities and authors have taken on the ROLC.  Leading them is no less than the founder of NBS and an advocate for literacy, Mrs. Socorro Ramos or Nanay Coring, as she is fondly called.  

While the ROLC will promote and support Project Aklat, the NBS Foundation will also launch the 8th year of Project Aral this April 7,2017 in all NBS branches nationwide. 

Project Aral aims to visit and help over 150 communities who lack basic school necessities. 

That’s why in this year’s Project Aral, there will be two different kits: The first kit which costs only 25 pesos contains 2 notebooks, 2 pencils, a sharpener, and an eraser. The second kit costs 50 pesos and  contains 2 notebooks, 2 pencils, a sharpener, an eraser, and a pair of slippers – a great gift for children who currently have to make their way to school barefoot. But whatever kit you purchase will surely bring a smile to many Filipino children.

These are just a few of the activities in store for Filipinos as part of National Book Store’s 75th anniversary. There will be more to come, but for now, celebrate with NBS by accepting the Read Out Loud Challenge to spread the love for reading and help set up libraries nationwide.  What are you waiting for? Take the #ReadOutLoudChallenge today and let’s reach the goal of 100 school libraries!

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