Overview of Library Council
VJ Library Council has two main aims. Firstly, we encourage students to read books ー especially books available from our VJC library. Secondly, we strive to make our VJC library a comfortable and homey place to set a welcoming environment for student interaction.
Is there something about your CCA you and your fellow members think most people are unaware of that you feel needs to be shared to them?
Contrary to popular belief, our CCA is not a book club! We organise events and projects such as VIAs in the library or within the school compound. Essentially, we meet to plan and brainstorm for ideas to encourage a reading culture amongst Victorians.
How often do you have your trainings?
Meetings are held once a week on every Tuesday from 4.30pm to 6pm.
Would you like to give us a glimpse of what trainings are usually like?
We usually hold meetings to discuss upcoming events and self-initiated projects such as Escapade, Mobile Library, VIA and thematic displays in the library.
Any additional information to take note of?
Additionally, we discuss and plan ways to improve our library in terms of comfort and also come up with initiatives to encourage students to read the books available in the library.
More about Library Council
Why did you choose to join this CCA?
I chose to join this CCA to meet people with a love for books. It is nice to have a community of people who love talking about books.
What would you consider to be the highlight of your CCA journey thus far?
The highlight would be planning for CCA events such as the Escapade, an annual station-based game event, to encourage Victorians to come to the library more often.
Noteworthy CCA milestones in the past year:
We managed to assemble more people to participate in the Escapade we had planned for this year and attracted more people to borrow books from our library through our annual Mobile Library project.
What about the CCA culture? What’s it like?
It is all about attending CCA and spending half the time laughing as we discuss about different up and coming events we are planning for the future. Furthermore, the topic on the newest books we read always surfaces every session!
In a Nutshell
To the incoming batch of juniors who will be busy pondering over the issue of CCA selection, what words would you give to those who may be keen on entering your CCA family?
To our future juniors, Library Council is definitely a not-too-demanding yet worthwhile CCA that will allow you to meet people of various interests and expand your creativity in organising projects.
Clarisa Gladys Laksono, 17S34
Evelyn Lim, 17S34