The month-long activities, under the direction and auspices of the National Library of the Philippines (NLP) and the National Commission for Culture and the Arts - National Committee on Libraries and Information Services (NCCA-NCLIS), were designed to achieve the following objectives:

  • Raise awareness in the library community and beyond (through events, social media, websites, blogs, mailing lists) about the importance of libraries to development;
  • Create a uniform schedule of events for the many types of libraries by inviting various library groups around the nation to join in the entire month's celebrations;
  • Make a collection of evidence-based stories about libraries in the Philippines; and
  • Submit stories to IFLA Library Map of the World.