From the Cebu Daily News:
Public librarian Rosario “Ruth” Chua says it was a cause for alarm among professionals in her field when technological advancements produced e-books and e-readers.
There was a projection on the death of libraries so librarians, like herself, carried out initiatives to encourage people to visit the libraries and avail of its services.
This move has created a milestone for public libraries in the Philippines because it made Cebu City as the only place in the Philippines with a library that is open 24/7 with a [our emphasis] dedicated library staff and personnel.
Library staff Marlon Onrejas recorded a total of 650 individuals, who visited the library from 8 a.m. of March 9 to 8 a.m. of March 10 based on registration records.
After a year — from March 9, 2018 to March 9, 2019 — the number has grown to 129, 539 individuals.
The library only had 26,820 visitors in 2017.
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