50 avid readers to receive certificates for their efforts

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 07 September, 2005, 12:00am
UPDATED : Wednesday, 07 September, 2005, 12:00am

To encourage young people to read, the Leisure and Cultural Services Department (LCSD) will award certificates to 50 students who have read 1,000 to 3,000 books a year.

The Awarded Reading Programme is organised by the Hong Kong Public Libraries (HKPL) of the LCSD.

The presentation of certificates will take place at the Hong Kong Central Library at 3pm this


LCSD assistant director Lee Yuk-man and HKPL's chief librarians will award certificates to the participants of the 2004/05 reading programme.

The programme, which was launched in 1984, aims to promote the reading habit among young people and to boost their language skills.

It also hopes to encourage parents to get involved in their children's reading activities.

The youngest of the 50 award-winning readers is four years old. A five-year-old girl read the most number of books - more than 3,000 - over the past year.

Also, 48 winners of the 'Star of the Month' book review scheme and the five most active participating schools in the reading programme will receive souvenirs.