Everything is ready for the ‘Reading has a prize’ competition for children and young people to be launched

The Martorell Library presents and promotes, within the programming of online summer activities, the ‘Reading has a prize‘, a children’s and young people’s reading promotion competition. It is organized by the association Biblioteques Públiques de Catalunya and the Legiland Club, and is aimed at children between 8 and 16 years old. Participants will be eligible for prizes placed as high as possible in a general ranking based on reading books and correctly answering related questions.

‘Reading has a prize’ begins on Monday 6 July and ends on 13 September. All participants who register throughthis form Readings can choose among 600 proposals in Catalan, Spanish and English, some of which are available on the same platform, and the other eBiblioCat, loan service digital public library of Catalonia.

The technique of the Martorell Library Josefina Canals, explains that “participants will answer a series of questions about what they have read, and with the successes they will get points that will allow them to level up, unlock avatar pieces, win digital medals and go up in the rankings to be eligible for more awards ”. The more titles read and the answers answered correctly, the more points will be added to your reader / team account and will climb in the competition ranking.

Josefina Canals, tècnica de la Biblioteca Martorell

Canals points out that the Martorell Library has joined the competition this year after not being able to organize a new edition of the Super Readers’ Competition. He adds that this “is a good opportunity for children and young people to read during the summer.”

Josefina Canals, tècnica de la Biblioteca Martorell

As for the prizes, there will be virtual ones (all participants can earn points, pieces for the avatar and virtual medals), diplomas accrediting the top 100 in the ranking of each category; iPads for the first in each category; Smartwatches or activity bracelets FitBit for the second and third in each category and batches of books by the winning teams and by the fourth and fifth in each category.

Josefina Canals, tècnica de la Biblioteca Martorell

There will be two categories according to age groups – from 8 to 11 and from 12 to 16 years – and the prizes will be awarded in a public event organized by the Generalitat de Catalunya, with date and place to be determined.