Modern library now roams the streets of Makati

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, June 5) — The city government of Makati has deployed its version of a mobile library, seeking to reach out to more students and lift up proficiency levels that were dragged down by the COVID-19 pandemic.

In a statement, it said the mobile library was initially rolled out at Makati Elementary School.

Mayor Abby Binay said the mobile library complements the city government's efforts to hit the targets in proficiency levels for basic reading, writing, and arithmetic, which “fell behind” during the pandemic when the previous administration hastily carried out distance learning.

Each mobile library has reading materials, smart TVs, laptops, and various learning materials in English, Filipino, social studies, and literature.

It also has teachers and volunteers.

“The mobile library will follow a rotating schedule in visiting different barangays in the city to ensure that everyone will be accommodated,” the city government said.