Procurement of Books for Gozo's Library
Minister for Gozo Presents Books to Gozo's Public Lending Library
In an event held on the 4th of June, the Minister for Gozo, Dr. Anton Refalo, presented a series of Children’s books to the Gozo Public Lending Library. The procurement of these books was done through ecoGozo’s funds. The main scope behind this initative is to promote reading amongst our children as well as to encourage them to start using local libraries. Furthermore, the procurement of these books will keep our libaries up to date with a greater variety of books to choose from. The procurement of books and the subsequent donation to Gozo’s libraries has become a yearly initiative taken by the Ministry for Gozo through the ecoGozo directorate.
The books purchased this year target children aged between 3 and 7 years. The incorporation of text with colourful pictures will help these children start loving books from an early age. This initiative will motivate Gozitan children to start reading and eventually become fluent readers. If children are encouraged to visit our public libraries, they can begin a lifelong relationship with the printed word that will eventually enrich their minds.
As part of the event, a rotating children’s bookshelf was also unveiled. The shelf was built by employees within the Projects Directorate.
The event was attended by a number of students from the Bishop’s Conservatory and St. Francis Primary Schools. These students were read stories and also participated in some fun activities. The participating students were also presented with a library card. The Minister concluded the event by reiterating the importance of advertising book reading with our children and promised that the Ministry for Gozo will keep investing in Gozitan students and the educational sector in Gozo.