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Borrow and return services of public libraries gradually resumed

From 21 May, following the earlier opening of the Hong Kong Central Library and the six major libraries (namely City Hall, Kowloon, Tsuen Wan, Sha Tin, Tuen Mun and Ping Shan Tin Shui Wai Public Library), other 12 district libraries (namely Aberdeen, Chai Wan, Lockhart Road, Lai Chi Kok, Lam Tin, Ngau Chi Wan, Yau Ma Tei, Fanling, Tai Po, Tiu Keng Leng, Tsing Yi and Tung Chung Public Library) will be reopened with limited services, including lending and returning of library materials, and picking up of library materials reserved. All reopening libraries will implement special opening hours, arrange admission by sessions and limit the number of people entering the library. Members of the public will be subject to body temperature checks before admission. Children aged under 12 are allowed to enter the library only when accompanied by an adult. Library facilities to be reopened include adult library, young adult library, children's library, partial computer facilities and Students’ Study Room. Other facilities including newspapers and periodicals area, reference library, etc., will remain closed. Please refer to the Details.

Other facilities resumed earlier include the book drop service of the Hong Kong Public Libraries (including service at MTR Central, Kowloon Tong and Nam Cheong stations) and the self-service library stations located at Island East Sports Centre Sitting-out Area, the Hong Kong Cultural Centre and Tsuen Nam Road, Tai Wai.

Other public libraries and their students’ study room, and mobile libraries will continue to be temporarily closed until further notice. Overdue fines will not be generated for late return of library materials, and due date of reservation pick up will be extended accordingly.

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The Hong Kong Public Libraries organises the "4·23 World Book Day Creative Competition" in 2020 on the theme, “Growing Up with Reading”, in support of the World Book Day on 23rd April. The competition, which integrates with reading and creativity, aims to broaden and deepen the reading scope of children and youth that they are able to grow up towards enriched lives with reading. 

List of Winning Schools and Students

Winning Entries

 

Application Form

Entry Requirements

Junior Primary (P1 - P3)

Topic: I Love Reading”
Draw a picture with the form of a collage work to show that you read happily.
 

 

Senior Primary (P4 - P6)
Chinese / English

Topic: I Learn … from this Book”
Write a letter to your teacher, family member or friend to introduce and share a book from which you learn something. (printed or electronic version).

300 - 400 words (including all punctuations)

 

Junior Secondary (S1 - S3)
Chinese / English

Topic: A Story that Touched My Heart”
Choose a book that touched your heart (printed or electronic version) and write a book report to introduce the content and share your views. Write your own topic for the book report.

650 - 800 words (including all punctuations)

 

Senior Secondary (S4 - S6)
Chinese / English

Topic: Growing Up with Reading”
Write an essay to illustrate your reading experiences and share your views through reading more than one piece of reading materials (including at least one book item either in printed or electronic version) related to the theme. Write your own topic for the essay.

1,000 - 1,200 words (including all punctuations)


Prizes

Junior Primary Category – 25
Senior Primary Chinese Category – 15; Senior Primary English Category – 8
Junior Secondary Chinese Category – 15; Junior Secondary English Category – 8
Senior Secondary Chinese Category – 12; Senior Secondary English Category – 5
A book coupon at HK$500, a medal and a certificate will be awarded to each winner.  A trophy will also be awarded to the school of each award winner.

 

Submission Deadline

3 January 2020 (For entries sent by post, the postmark date will be regarded as the date of submission. Late submission and mail items with insufficient postage will not be accepted.)

 

Note

- All entries should be nominated and submitted by schools.

- Please ensure that sufficient postage is paid to avoid unsuccessful delivery of mails.

  

Adjudication Panel

Teachers and members from the education profession and related organisations.

 

Result Announcement

Result will be announced in April 2020.  Schools of award winners will receive individual notification.  All award winners and schools will be invited to attend the Prize Presentation Ceremony held in April 2020.  Roving exhibitions of the winning entries will be held at Hong Kong Public Libraries from late April onwards.

 

Enquiry

2921 2660 (Monday to Friday: 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. & 2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.)

 

Supporting Organisation

Education Bureau, Hong Kong Teacher-Librarians’ Association, Hong Kong Reading Association, Association of Innovative Reading


4·23 World Book Day Creative Competition in 2019 – "Let’s Share the Joy of Reading"

List of Winning Schools and Students

Winning Entries