People Center and Library is a public library located in Tacloban City. It encompasses the whole second floor of a two-storey building. It’s like time stood still in this library. It was built during the Marcos’ regime and never saw glory again. It contains a lot of great books, covered in dust, but still in good condition.
After Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) hit Leyte, the building was used as an evacuation center for the victims. Sad to say, a lot of them were used for more “practical” uses. No judgment. It was a time of chaos and uncertainty. However, it has remained intact and still contains a lot of treasures which badly need love and affection. Something can still be done.
My friend Cookee and I decided to volunteer. We have no idea about book organisation or classification, but we do know how to dust and pile them. We start where we can.
This is what I will be busy with this year, and, perhaps, in the years to come.