The Davao City Library and Information Center (DCLIC) has called on all Davao artists to submit proposals to make mural paintings for the new library building located along C. Bangoy Street.

Salome Enoc, the head of DCLIC, said that her office opened the call for the mural painting to local artists to allow them to showcase their talent. The mural paintings will be a permanent feature of the building. 

“Para matagaan nato sila og opportunity para ma-showcase ilang mga talents kay kini nga mural mahimo ni siyang permanent fixture sa atoang bag o nga gitukod nga city library. By floor, naa tay lahi lahi na concept (We are allowing them to showcase their talents because this mural will become a permanent fixture in the new city library. There will be different concepts per floor),” she said.

Enoc added that it is envisioned that the murals will be part of the learning and information process of the city library.

Meanwhile, Enoc said her office is currently preparing to transfer their books to the new building.

“We are preparing for the transfer. Nag hinay hinay na ta og choose og books. If we have duplicate copies, ibilin nato sa mga district offices (We are gradually choosing books. If we have duplicate copies, we will bring them to the district offices),” Enoc said.

The four-storey building is approximately 346 square meters per floor. On the ground floor are the Reception and Periodicals Café. On the second floor is the Learning Amphitheatre, Children’s Corner, and Dabawenyana Corner. On the third floor is the Formal Reading Area. The Administrative, Computer Room, and Audio-visual room (AVR) are located on the fourth floor.

Enoc said that there will be a Roof Deck on the fifth floor where they plan to put a garden or a green space.

The new library building is being constructed with a P100 million funding support from the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR) and the city government’s trust fund. 

According to Enoc, the construction of the building will finish by October when the works on the interiors, including the painting of the mural, will start.

The complete guidelines on the application for the City Library Murals will be posted on the Facebook page of Davao City Library and Information Center and the City Government of Davao next week. Interested artists may contact the CLIC at 241 1000 loc 390/391. CIO