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Award Winning Works Now Available at Library

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 30, 2008
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Carol Simmons, Library Director (650) 991-8025
DON CARLOS PALANCA AWARD WINNING WORKS NOW AVAILABLE AT DALY CITY'S SERRAMONTE LIBRARY

Daly City – The Daly City Library is pleased to announce the donation of 6 volumes from the Don Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards for Literature, the Philippines most prestigious literary awards. This book donation was arranged by Tony Joaquin, a Daly City resident who has long supported the Library and its growing Filipiniana and Tagalog Materials Collection. The donated titles are: An Anthology of Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards winners, English Division; Volumes 2, 3, and 4; 1955-1970, and the Don Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards for Literature: an anthology of winning works: 3 volume set: [1] The 1980s one-act play -- [2] The 1980s poetry -- [3] The 1980s short story.

The Don Carlos Palanca Awards, often dubbed the "Pulitzer Prize" of the Philippines, were established in 1950 and the first award was given in 1951. The aim of the awards is both to help develop Philippine literature by providing incentives for writers to craft exceptional works and to assist in the distribution of these works to the public, particularly to students. Mr. Joaquin arranged for this donation from the Palanca Foundation, and the Library is very grateful for his generosity. The books are now available for checkout at the Serramonte Main Library, 40 Wembley Drive, Daly City. Please call Carol Simmons, Library Director, at (650) 991-8025 for further information.