Leo Bradley Library Dedicates Corner to HIV/Aids
It may sound simple enough but today on world's aid day, the message is still that education is the to key to prevention. And what better place for education and information than at a library - which is why the Leo Bradley Library this week set up an HIV/Aids corner. Librarian Glenford Barerra says the HIV/Aids corner is both informative and educational.
Glenford Barerra, Leo Bradley Library
"We at the library promote education and information and given the fact that we have 200 students per day that come in to use the library, we think that is a good idea to promote such things within the library service so that they can come in and they can gather information and just brows, take pictures, we have pamphlets and brochures that they can have to read and carry home. And as I said before a lot of kids come up in here and most of the time we have reading sessions with the kids and we can just bring them up in here, sit, and explain everything to them."
Ambassador Dolores Balderamos Garcia, National Aids Commission
"It might be a little bit more difficult to get children to pick up a book with no pictures and to read the whole thing. But if they get an experience of coming from their school over to the library, they are already in a setting where you have books around you, you have information, and there is a while atmosphere of learning to actually have them come and view the display and see what is here. I think it will be very good."
The Aids corner which is on the second floor of the Leo Bradley Library was put up with help from the Belize Family Life Association and National Aids Commission.