Readers are Leaders holds pre-St. Maarten’s Day culture evening



PHILIPSBURG – “The Readers are Leaders” platform will be presenting a pre-St. Maarten’s Day cultural evening to celebrate the theme: “This is my island under the Sun” in song, poetry and dance in the foyer of the Philipsburg Jubilee Library, Thursday, November 10, at 5:00pm.

There will be special appearances by Story Teller Papa Umpo and Miss Teen Diandra Marlin. Don’t miss the cultural wear modeling show and the chance to win prizes courtesy of Chippie and Telcell in the “Do you know your island?” trivia. Admission is free, however, food will be on sale, and drinks are free.

Readers are Leaders is a reading program organized and supported by the Philipsburg Jubilee Library and the Rotary Club of St. Martin Sunrise. The goal is to promote literacy, specifically among high school students, and encourage readers to express their thoughts, feelings and ideas through writing.

Club members are challenged to read at least two books per month and submit reports pertaining to what they have read. Prizes will be awarded to the students who read and submit the most book reports, and have earned the most points during the annual Award Ceremony in March 2017.

The Readers are Leaders board has been working hard to make this upcoming event a successful evening.  All students are requested to come out and support their school! Come this Thursday, November 10, at 5:00pm to “This is my island under the Sun” pre-St. Maarten’s Day program at the Philipsburg Jubilee Library.

Students interested in joining the Readers are Leaders competition can contact the library at 542-2970 or join its Facebook page at