Young readers and library volunteers awarded for outstanding performance (with photos)

     The Hong Kong Public Libraries (HKPL) of the Leisure and Cultural Services Department today (November 18) presented prizes at the Hong Kong Central Library to more than 50 members who participated in the 2016-17 Reading Programme for Children and Youth and Gold Awards to outstanding volunteers from the same year's Voluntary Helpers Scheme in recognition of their efforts in library reading and voluntary work.
     Both programmes were organised by the HKPL. In the Reading Programme, 33 book reports received Star of the Month awards, and the 10 best were awarded Reading Supernova. The 20 youths who were most active in attending the Monthly Meeting of Joyful Reading were awarded Elite of Joyful Reading medals.
     In addition, five schools which successfully nominated the largest number of members in the year were presented with Most Active School in Promoting Participation awards, while five with the highest total number of books read by their nominated members were presented with Most Active School in Promoting Reading awards. The winning schools are as follows:
Most Active School in Promoting Participation award:
The Methodist Lee Wai Lee College
PLK Women's Welfare Club Western District Fung Lee Pui Yiu Primary School
Salesian School
SKH Yan Laap Memorial Primary School
SKH Tin Wan Chi Nam Primary School
Most Active School in Promoting Reading award:
W F Joseph Lee Primary School
Hong Kong Baptist Convention Primary School
Hong Kong and Macau Lutheran Church Ming Tao Primary School
SKH Yan Laap Primary School
SKH Tin Wan Chi Nam Primary School
     Speaking at the prize presentation ceremony, the Assistant Director of Leisure and Cultural Services (Libraries and Development), Miss Rochelle Lau, encouraged students to cultivate a good reading habit to explore the rich knowledge in a sea of books and thereby build up their repositories of knowledge that will benefit them throughout their lives. She thanked the students, parents and schools for their support over the years for the Reading Programme, which attracted an enthusiastic response of nearly 10 000 new members this year.
     Since its launch in 1984, the Reading Programme has encouraged the participation of children and youths from kindergarten to Secondary Six. To promote paired reading, children from kindergarten to Primary Three can join the family category with their parents. People interested in participating in the coming year's Reading Programme may contact any public library or visit

Ends/Saturday, November 18, 2017
Issued at HKT 12:56