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​Ningbo Holds Activities for World Book Day

Ningbo holds an array of activities for the upcoming World Book Day falling on April 23rd. 

Among them, a citywide poem reading salon is held in Yuyao. Fang Wenhan, a student from the Second Experiment Primary School read a child poem Message of Spring on an intercity train between Yuyao and Ningbo in the afternoon of April 21st. 

From April 20th to 21st, Ningbo Library launched a “Reading Fair” where the picture livestreaming was view by 240 thousand times within only two days. And Ningbo Book City invited writers Chang Xingang and his daughter Chang Xiaoyu to give a lecture on “how to cultivate your children through reading and writing.

At the poem-reading salon, passengers on the intercity train were invited to read and enjoy poems during their journey. The event host provided a kaleidoscope of reading materials for salon participants, including The Hemudu People, Lianglong Town, and Rain at Mountain Temple Reminds Me of Wang Yangming, which are all related to Yuyao culture. Wu Chunyan, a local government official at Mazhu Town in Yuyao said after reading the works by Lanye at Shikan, a magazine of poems, that “I searched for learning materials for the salon. It really deepens my understanding of poems.”

At the train cabinet, the emotional performances of nearly 20 poem lovers were accompanied by waves of applause from passengers. According to Chu Jianmei, one of the passengers, the salon makes her feel that the whole city is reading with them. 

The 2019 Library Night held by Yuyao Library is themed as “Savoring Brilliant Works”. On April 21st, readers spent a special night appreciating book recommendation meetings, poem recitation and local operas. The event has been held annually since 2016. 

In addition, the Tianyi Museum held an activity at its Zhuangyuan Chamber for the public to experience one of the traditional processes of making flower-decorated letter papers

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