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Banner of the Scheme

The Hong Kong Public Libraries (HKPL) organises the “Young Storytelling Ambassador Scheme” to recruit and train young people to become Young Storytelling Ambassadors, in order to inspire them to tell stories in an innovative way to enhance the pleasure of reading for the audience, and to promote a reading culture in the community.

Organiser: Hong Kong Public Libraries (HKPL)
Supporting Organisation: Hong Kong Teacher Librarian Association
Training Partner: The Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups Jockey Club Media 21 (M21)
Period: February 2024 to April 2025
Target Audience: Local Senior Secondary Students and Full-time Tertiary Students
Number of Participants: 30
Venue: Branch Libraries, M21, Library-on-Wheels, Venues of outreach programmes
Participatory Fee: Free of Charge

Training Session

The training under the scheme will be provided in two phases. Each phase will align with the main theme and quarterly events to ensure that participants will be able to put their learning into practice.  The training will be conducted in Cantonese and is scheduled to commence in March 2024, with a total of 38.5 hours.

Phase I  Storytelling Techniques and Digital Media Production

Instructors will explain and demonstrate the storytelling process, share tips on book selection, and teach storytelling techniques as well as ways to deliver a presentation in a lively and captivating manner to engage the audience and arouse their interest in reading. In addition, in order to nurture participants to become creative and responsible online content creators, instructors will guide them through the entire process of online content creation, including content planning, data organisation and analysis, ways of presentation, content production and development of digital marketing strategies.

Date Content Hour Venue

16/3/2024
(Saturday)
13:00-17:00

Children’s Books and Story Props 1.5 Sham Shui Po Public Library
Proper Cantonese Pronunciation and
Public Speaking Masterclass
2.5
23/3/2024
(Saturday)
13:00 - 17:30
Storytelling with Interactive Elements 2 Sham Shui Po Public Library
Live Streaming and
Social Media Marketing Strategies
2.5
6/4/2024
(Saturday)
10:30 – 17:30
Event Planning Skills (I) 3 M21
Video Production 3

Phase II Event Planning and Short Video Production

Instructors will teach participants how to organise and plan activities effectively, and explain the steps and methods involved.  Participants will be guided to design activities that are meaningful and tailored to meet the needs. Besides, guidance will be provided on how to write dialogues or scripts for video production at a later stage.  Participants will also gain an understanding of digital photography and operation of video equipment, basic video production process, shooting techniques, scene setting and post-production skills. The training programme focuses on both theory and practice. Participants will select suitable storylines for video production, and their finished products will be shown during the quarterly service sessions.

Date Content Hour Venue
7/7/2024
(Sunday)
12:00-16:30
Theory of Story Rewriting (I) 3 Tsuen Wan Public Library
Event Planning Skills (II) 1.5
14/7/2024
(Sunday)
12:00-16:30
Theory of Story Rewriting (II) 3 Tsuen Wan Public Library
Event Planning Skills (III) 1.5
27/7/2024
(Saturday)
10:30-17:30
Video Production 6 M21
28/7/2024
(Sunday)
10:30-17:30
Editing and Post-production 6 M21
5/10/2024
(Sunday)
14:00-17:00
Event Planning Skills (IV) 3 Sham Shui Po Public Library

Service Participation

Date Content Venue
27 – 28/4/2024
(Saturday and Sunday)
Online Storytelling Show M21
August 2024 Storytelling Time @ Library-on-Wheels Service locations of
Library-on-Wheels
October to November 2024 Storytelling Workshop
@ Hong Kong Public Libraries
To be announced
January to March 2025 Storytelling Time @ Outreaching Services To be announced

Address of M21: Unit No.2, LG2/F, Shek Pai Wan Shopping Centre, Shek Pai Wan Estate, Aberdeen, Hong Kong

Application Procedures

(*The application period of the “Young Storytelling Ambassador Scheme” has already ended on 5 January 2024.)

An applicant must:

submit the completed application form on or before 5 January 2024 (revised application deadline) in one of the following ways:

a. By post to:

The Management and Promotion Unit,
Hong Kong Public Libraries,
Room 902A, 9/F, Fa Yuen Street Municipal Services Building,
123A Fa Yuen Street, Mong Kok, Kowloon.
(Please mark “Young Storytelling Ambassador Scheme” on the envelope)

b. By email to: mpu1and2@lcsd.gov.hk

c. By fax to: 2757 0367

Selection Procedure

Suitable applicants will be invited for interview on or before 15 January 2024. Applicants who do not receive any notification after the specified period may consider their applications unsuccessful.
Successful applicants will be notified by email and must attend the orientation session, to be eligible to become Young Storytelling Ambassadors.
The HKPL has the right to make the final decision on the selection results.

Ambassador Recognition Ceremony

Upon completion of the “Young Storytelling Ambassador Scheme”, Certificates of Appreciation will be awarded to those who have completed training with an attendance rate of 75% or above (received training for 29 hours or more) and have participated in at least three storytelling sessions. The Ambassador Recognition Ceremony will be held in April 2025 tentatively.

Poster of the Scheme

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Frequently Asked Questions

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Enquiry

The Management and Promotion Unit, Hong Kong Public Libraries
Tel.:2751 1097
Email:mpu1and2@lcsd.gov.hk

HKPL reserves the right to revise the schedule and arrangement of all activities of the scheme. If there is any dispute, HKPL reserves the right to make the final decision.

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