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Reading Festival for Children Held in Ningbo

The 15th Reading Festival for Children held by Ningbo Library was unveiled on July 1st when sharing activities were arranged in the library’s two houses. The festival consists of diversified activities including parent-children pair work in reading and running, concert, and  storytelling competition.

The festival was initiated by rewarding winners of the storytelling competition themed “I Love You, China”. Having been held for nine consecutive years, the competition has gained great popularity among the city’s pupils and parents. As a quality platform providing excellent reading materials for the minor, the contest enables them to develop interest in reading good books.

The concert named “Symphony Encountering Fairy Tales” as a part of the festival was co-organized by the library and Ningbo Symphony Orchestra. Songs in a series of animation movies, including Peppa Pig, Lion King, Kiki’s Delivery Service and Up, rung a rell among the audience who savored a feast of both music and performances. A painting competition was also held. In addition, the library together with Ningbo Publishing House invited Tangtang, a famous writer for

children’s books and representative of nationwide reading activity in Zhejiang province, and Guangzheng, the author of Ningbo Historical Stories for Children to give a lecture titled “Everlasting Fairy Tale” for children.

During the festival which will take the curtain at the end of July, children and parents will take part in 30 activities to share reading experiences including Yongfeng children’s book exhibition, dragon boat assembling competition, painting&handwork classes, comic book story telling, nursery rhyme in Ningbo dialect learning, and scientific book reading.

Based on children’s reading interest and tastes, the library encourages them to read in library and get into good reading habits. Since 2015, the library as a social activity center for primary and middle school students has created an enabling environment for them to read in libraries through a series of interactive activities including vising and introducing reading areas, practical experiences in the library, and library-related knowledge competition

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