Jingjiang city launches a reading event on April 20. [Photo by Sheng Yi/zhjjwx.jsjjw.cn]
Jingjiang launched an ambitious reading festival on April 20, marking the start of over 2,000 activities for reading books throughout the year in the county-level city in Taizhou city, located in East China's Jiangsu province.
At the launch ceremony, around 100 "reading mentors" were honored for guiding people on how to read books, helping folks in all walks of life cultivate good reading habits and for promoting reading in general.
Dong Wenhu, a resident, donated nearly 6,000 books in a wide variety of subjects to the Jingjiang Library. Library director Chen Qi said it would set up a special counter for these books to benefit more readers.
Jingjiang has over 8,000 manufacturers with around 150,000 employees.
In 2022, the city proposed an initiative to encourage more company staff members to read books.
During this year's reading festival, Jingjiang will make good use of reading platforms – including libraries, urban study rooms and bookstores – to encourage more Party members and cadres, members of the public, company employees, teenagers and other groups of people to read more.