Hong Kong Public Libraries commends awardees of Reading Programme for Children and Youth

     The Reading Programme for Children and Youth, organised by the Hong Kong Public Libraries (HKPL) of the Leisure and Cultural Services Department, has continued to attract an overwhelming response with over 130,000 members this year. Twenty-three members received Star of the Month awards for their reading reports, among which six outstanding pieces were awarded Reading Supernova. Eleven participants in the programme attending the most sessions of the Monthly Meeting of Joyful Reading were awarded Elite of Joyful Reading medals.
     The HKPL is committed to promoting reading and hopes that schools can encourage students to register for the programme. The five schools that successfully nominated the largest number of members in the year, namely the Church of Christ in China Chuen Yuen Second Primary School, Po Leung Kuk Lee Shu Fook Kindergarten, Hong Kong Southern District Government Primary School, St Charles School and Hon Wah College, were presented with Most Active School in Promoting Participation awards.
     Five schools with the highest total number of books read by their nominated members won the Most Active School in Promoting Reading awards. The winning schools are W F Joseph Lee Primary School, Hong Kong Baptist Convention Primary School, HKMLC Ming Tao Primary School, SKH Yan Laap Primary School and SKH Tin Wan Chi Nam Primary School.
     The Reading Programme aims at raising the reading interest of children and youth from kindergarten to Secondary Six, cultivating their reading habits, and sharing their reading tips and the joy of reading. To promote paired reading, children from kindergarten to Primary Three can join the family category with their parents. People interested in participating in the Reading Programme may contact any public library or visit www.hkpl.gov.hk/rp.

Ends/Wednesday, February 24, 2021
Issued at HKT 15:00