Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas from around the Pacific!

~Felis Pasgua (Chamorro)
~Maligayan Pasko (Tagalog)
~Peren en Krismas (Pohnpeian)
~Monono ilo raaneoan Nejin (Marshallese)
~Falang e Baynag (Yapese)
~Tok Tapeng (Kosraean)
~Ungil Kurismas (Palauan)
~Pwapwan Kirisimas (Chuukese)
~Mele Kalikimaka (Hawaiian)
~Ameseighil ubwutiiwel Layi Luugh me raagh fee (Carolinian)

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Saturday Story Hour Celebrating Cat in the Hat & Christmas!

Hey PBS GUAM Kids!
Join us at the Nieves M. Flores Memorial Library in Hagatna on Saturday, November 10 from 10AM – 12PM for a special Saturday Story Hour celebrating the Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About Christmas!
Enjoy story time, arts & crafts, and enjoy“Moo Milk” (distributed by Sun Care Distributors), cookies and breakfast sandwiches donated by Subway. (While supplies last)
Hope to see you there!!
Your Friends at,

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

First Guam IRA meeting to be held Sept. 15

Welcome back to another school year! Guam IRA will hold its first meeting from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. on September 15, 2012 at the Guam Marriott Resort and Spa, Chamorro Ballroom. The meeting's theme is titled Refreshing Ideas of Literacy: Convention Highlights. We hope to see you there!

Tuesday, June 19, 2012


The Department of Chamorro Affairs/Division of the Guam Public Library System is happy to announce the appearance of Jean Marie Pilario, a cartoonist from Green Machine Comix.  She will be appearing at the Hagåtña Public Library on Wednesday, June 20, 2012, during the Toddler Story Telling Time, which is from10:00AM – 11:30AM.
Ms. Pilario is a 2005, Academy of Our Lady graduate and currently resides in California, She is back home visiting family and friends.  Pilario will be reading some of her cartoon stories to the children and showcasing some of her work.  For all those interested in joining the library for this special visit, Please come by and enjoy a time with a local cartoonist.                                                       
  For more information, please contact Mr. Frank Aflague, Program Coordinator at 475-4751 through 475-4754.  You may also visit their Web site at http://gpls.guam.gov.  See you there!
Your Friends at PBS GUAM

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Literacy Event - Take Time Out to Shop

During the IRA meeting held April 14, 2012 , teachers whose students participated in the annual IRA Read-A-Thon were able to use vouchers to purchase items for their classrooms, including paperback and hardcover books, professional resources, novelties, and more. Enjoy the following snapshots taken during this special event!

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

April is National Poetry Month

National Poetry Month*
Inaugurated by the Academy of American Poets in 1996, National Poetry Month (NPM) is now held every April, when schools, libraries, publishers, booksellers, literary organizations, and poets around the country come together to celebrate poetry and its vital importance in American culture.  Thousands of businesses and organizations participate through festivals, readings, workshops, book displays, and various other events.

What is National Poetry Month?
30 Ways to Celebrate NPM
Celebration Highlights

In celebration of National Poetry Month, the following is a poem I wrote.  Enjoy!


My imagination runs wild,
As I grab a pen and write away.
The emotions linger about,
Pushing me to set it free.
It shall be set free in the words that I write.
It shall be set free in the feelings that I express.
It shall be set free, just by knowing it is mine.
My own thoughts,
My own words,
My own feelings --
That in itself is poetry,
Whether it is liked by others or not;
I know this to be true,
That as long as it is dear to my heart,
It's as special as can be,
And no one can deny that it is poetry!

*Source: www.poets.org

Saturday, March 17, 2012

PIBBA Saturday Story Hour Features Sirena

PIBBA's Saturday Story on March 17, 2012 began with PIBBA Webmaster Dr. Matilda Naputi Rivera reading a book on Rainbow Fish. She then asked for the children to think about the fish (guihan) and see how it relates to the story of Sirena. Thereafter, she read the story of Sirena, which captivated the children. The Read Aloud culminated with a coloring activity of Sirena and gluing of scales on the bottom half of Sirena to give her a 3D affect. The children had a meaningful literacy experience! Enjoy the following snapshots taken during this PIBBA cultural literacy event!

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Read Across America Celebration A Success!

The Read Across America celebration hosted by the Nieves M. Flores Hagatna Public Library was filled with excitement for the young children and their families who participated in the various Dr. Seuss literacy activities held March 3. Among the activities were the Lorax Hat Station, A Truffula Tree Planting Station, and Truffula Tree Cup Cake Station. The children also sang Dr. Seuss songs led by Joe Mendiola and children. A special shadow puppet show titled Lorax also delighted the children. Afterwards, the children marched in the Lorax Hat and Wacky Parade. The event ended with a 108th Happy Birthday celebration for Dr. Seuss with refreshments and cake! Enjoy the following snapshots taken during this memorable literacy event!

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Read Across America at the Hagatna Public Library

Join us for exciting Dr. Seuss activities during the Nieves M. Flores Hagatna Public Library's annual Read Across America celebration on March 3, 2012. We will also be celebrating Dr. Seuss' 108th birthday with arts and crafts, sing-a-longs, a parade, eating Green Eggs & Ham, and a birthday cake! The event will take place from 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., and children are encouraged to dress in their favorite pajamas or wackiest hairdo. For more information, call Frank Aflague at 475-4751/2.

Monday, February 13, 2012

IRA Read-A-Thon Kick Off A Success!

IRA members celebrated the Read-A-Thon Kick Off with cheers, music, poetry, and a meaningful literacy presentation by Teacher Created Materials Publishing. The presentation included engaging literacy strategies to build fluency, including choral reading, repeated reading, and reader's theater. A few members of the audience were also able to role play! Enjoy the following snapshots taken at this memorable meeting!

Guam IRA February 2012 Newsletter

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Linda Warfel of Scholastic Asia Captivates IRA Members

IRA members were treated to a powerful literacy presentation by Scholastic's Linda Warfel, Vice President, Education and Trade, Asia Pacific on January 14, 2012 at the Top of the Mar, Nimitz Hill. They also walked away with a free Scholastic book at the end of the meeting! Enjoy the following snapshots taken at this memorable meeting!

Guam IRA January 2012 Newsletter

Saturday, January 7, 2012

PIBBA/Ginen I Hila Story Hour at the Hagatna Public Library

PIBBA, in conjunction with Ginen I Hila, will be providing storytelling/arts and crafts on February 4, 11, 18, and 25 at the Hagatna Public Library. The story hour is from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Join us for a culturally-enriched celebration of stories!