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  • 2019-12-05
Experience the Passion for Reading in Taiwan 2019 Taiwan Reading Festival Kicks off Nationwide
Experience the Passion for Reading in Taiwan 2019 Taiwan Reading Festival Kicks off Nationwide

National Central Library, under the guidance ofthe Ministry of Education, began holding a national, large-scale readingpromotion event called the TaiwanReading Festival in 2013. The National Library ofPublic Information, the National Taiwan Library, and 22 public libraries, schools, publishingcompanies, educational organizations, and book clubs have also participated.Through several years of effort, this Festival has become an annual grand eventfor public libraries throughout Taiwan and a driving force behind the readingatmosphere in Taiwan. 

This year NCL, the National Library of PublicInformation, the National Taiwan Library, and public libraries throughout theisland are once again offering variegated and creative reading events. InNovember the National Library of Public Information announced its Limitless Reading: Reading + Exercise = Amazing Life. The National Taiwan Library is hosting an event called Unlimited Reading: Joyful Learning at Your Fingertips from November 30 (Sat) to December 1 (Sun). As a closing climax, on December 7 (Sat) NCL will hold is 2019 Taiwan Reading Festival’s Reading Carnival at Da’an Park, bringing together 16 carefully planned and innovative reading events. The carnival has 116 participating organizations, with over 250 different reading activities. Furthermore, 52 public libraries will hold 65 Little Reading Pioneers events around the country in the hopes of creating happy reading timestogether with the public. All are invited to come and enjoy the wonder ofreading and experience Taiwan’s passion for reading!

National Central Library’s2019 Taiwan Reading Festival website

http://trf2019.ncl.edu.tw/

 

Press Conference for 2019 Taiwan Reading Festival held on November 28 

At 11 a.m. on Thursday, November 28, the 2019 Taiwan Reading Festival was launched at Press Conference held at the National Central Library(NCL). The event kicked off with performances by the University of Taipei Affiliated Experimental Elementary School’s string quartet and dancers from the Taipei Municipal Wanda Elementary School.

 

In his speech, the Chief Secretary of the Ministry of Education, Dr. Nan-Shyan Chu,expressed how much he enjoyed the fine performances. The concentration on theyoung performer’s faces reflected their shining self-confidence, which had tobe built and nourished through reading. The efforts of the Ministry ofEducation in partnership with the National Central Library (NCL), NationalTaiwan Library (NTL), National Library of Public Information (NLPI), and localpublic libraries had produced tangible results in terms of deepening librarycollections and improving reading habits, he said.

 

Organized by the NCL, the Taiwan Reading Festival is major national event whose goal is topromote reading in society. Guided by the Ministry of Education, in 2013 theNCL invited the NLPI, NTL and 22 county and municipal public libraries,schools, publishers, cultural and educational institutions, and reading groupsto collectively contribute to the festival. Their hard work over the years hasalready made the festival into a huge event each year for public libraries. Thefestival’s aim is to help drive a wave of reading in Taiwan and to promote readingas part of the Taiwan brand overseas.

 

NTL Director-General, Lai-chang Cheng, NLPI deputy Director-General, Chung-chin Lai, and NCL Director-General,Shu-hsien Tseng, introduced their respective libraries’ events for the 2019 Taiwan Reading Festival. These included NLPI’s Reading Unlimited: Move More,Read More, beginning in November and NTL’s No Limits to Reading: No DistanceLearning, taking place from November 30 to December 1. On Saturday, December 7,the festival reaches its climax with NCL’s 2019 Taiwan Reading Festival, held at Da-an Forest Park. The event includes popular activities such as The Forest Storytelling Village, Happy Science, The Smart Financier,DIY and Guided Forest Tours, Round the World through Reading, Little Booklover’sWorld, The Little Forest Bookshop, and The Reading Market. In addition tothese, this year’s festival includes other innovative activities organized bymuseums, public libraries, and the R.O.C. Library Association: Museum Wonderland, Library Trail, and You and Your Library. A total of 116organizations have put together this forest feast of more than 250 readingactivities for the public to enjoy. Besides these, the Taiwan Reading Festival includes a nationwide activity aimed at young children aged 3 to 6, the LittleReading Trailblazers, that will be held on 65 occasions by 52 public librariesaround the country.

 

The opening ceremony for the 2019 Taiwan Reading Festival rounded off the pressconference. As the distinguished guests opened big books, to the audience’sdelight, sky lanterns rose up behind them. Amid this joyful noise, the nation’schildren, big and small, were invited to attend the 2019 Taiwan ReadingFestival to experience the sheer enthusiasm for reading in Taiwan.At11 a.m. on Thursday, November 28, the 2019 Taiwan Reading Festival was launchedat press conference held at the National Central Library (NCL). The eventkicked off with performances by the University of Taipei AffiliatedExperimental Elementary School’s string quartet and dancers from the TaipeiMunicipal Wanda Elementary School.

 

In his speech, the Chief Secretary of the Ministry of Education, Dr. Nan-Shyan Chu,expressed how much he enjoyed the fine performances. The concentration on theyoung performer’s faces reflected their shining self-confidence, which had tobe built and nourished through reading. The efforts of the Ministry ofEducation in partnership with the National Central Library (NCL), NationalTaiwan Library (NTL), National Library of Public Information (NLPI), and local public libraries had produced tangible results in terms of deepening librarycollections and improving reading habits, he said.

 

Organized by the NCL, the Taiwan Reading festival is major national event whose goal is topromote reading in society. Guided by the Ministry of Education, in 2013 the NCL invited the NLPI, NTL and 22 county and municipal public libraries,schools, publishers, cultural and educational institutions, and reading groupsto collectively contribute to the festival. Their hard work over the years hasalready made the festival into a huge event each year for public libraries. The Reading Festival’s aim is to help drive a wave of reading in Taiwan and to promote reading as part of the Taiwan brand overseas.

 

NTL Director-General,Lai-chang Cheng, NLPI deputy Director-General, Chung-chin Lai, and NCL Director-General,Shu-hsien Tseng, introduced their respective libraries’ events for the 2019 Taiwan Reading Festival. These included NLPI’s Reading Unlimited: Move More,Read More, beginning in November and NTL’s No Limits to Reading: No DistanceLearning, taking place from November 30 to December 1. On Saturday, December 7, the festival reaches its climax with NCL’s 2019 Taiwan Reading Festival:Carnival of Reading, held at Da-an Forest Park. The event includes popular activitiessuch as The Forest Storytelling Village, Happy Science, The Smart Financier,DIY and Guided Forest Tours, Round the World through Reading, Little Booklover’sWorld, The Little Forest Bookshop, and The Reading Market. In addition tothese, this year’s festival includes other innovative activities organized by museums, public libraries, and the R.O.C. Library Association: Museum Wonderland, Library Trail, and You and Your Library. A total of 116 organizations have put together this forest feast of more than 250 readingactivities for the public to enjoy. Besides these, the Taiwan Reading Festival includes a nationwide activity aimed at young children aged 3 to 6, the Little Reading Trail blazers, that will be held on 65 occasions by 52 public libraries around the country.

 

The opening ceremony for the 2019 Taiwan Reading Festival rounded off the Press Conference. As the distinguished guests opened big books, to the audience’s delight, sky lanterns rose up behind them. Amid this joyful noise, the nation’s children, big and small, were invited to attend the 2019 Taiwan Reading Festival to experience the sheer enthusiasm for reading in Taiwan.

Last Update Time:2019-12-05
  •  The University of Taipei Affiliated Experimental Elementary School’s string quartet perform “Plucking the Heartstrings” at the opening ceremony

    The University of Taipei Affiliated Experimental Elementary School’s string quartet perform “Plucking the Heartstrings” at the opening ceremony

  •  Chief Secretary of the Ministry of Education, Dr. Nan-Shyan Chu gives opening remarks

    Chief Secretary of the Ministry of Education, Dr. Nan-Shyan Chu gives opening remarks

  •  NCL Director-General Tseng briefly introduces the 2019 Taiwan Reading Festival

    NCL Director-General Tseng briefly introduces the 2019 Taiwan Reading Festival

  •  The University of Taipei’s Love and Hope Story Group tell stories to children in the Forest Storytelling Village

    The University of Taipei’s Love and Hope Story Group tell stories to children in the Forest Storytelling Village

  •  Group photo 1 of distinguished guests and children

    Group photo 1 of distinguished guests and children

  •  Group photo 2 of distinguished guests and children

    Group photo 2 of distinguished guests and children