The Aurora State College of Technology (ASCOT), represented by Director Sherwin B. Glorioso of the Public Information, Publication, and Data Protection Office (PIPDPO), joins the launching of the Book Nook Project of the National Book Development Board (NBDB), November 19.

According to the NBDB, the Book Nook Project is their flagship project that was made possible through the cooperation of local publishers, government units, community partners, volunteers, civil society organizations, cultural workers, artists, and storytellers. The NBDB aims to open more Book Nook centers next year.

For the College, potential collaborations with the NBDB will be of great help, especially that ASCOT will now have its own Printing Press that will be fully operational by next year, which aims to become the College’s hub of various printing services, especially for research publications, journals, and books not only of its faculty members and staff but also clients outside the College.

The National Book Development Board (NBDB), which is tasked primarily to formulate and implement a National Book Policy with a corresponding National Book Development Plan geared towards the development of the book publishing industry, was created by the Republic Act 8047, also known as the Book Publishing Industry Development Act.

On the other hand, according to the NBDB Official website, the Book Nook is a reading center for Filipino families wherein children and even parents can borrow and read books that are mostly written by Filipino authors.

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