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The reading libraries of the municipal libraries travel to Oviedo to the Princess of Asturias Awards (09/10/2019)

A representation of the Reading Clubs of the Municipal Library Network, will travel on October 13 to Oviedo, where the Princess of Asturias Awards 2019 are delivered, to participate in a meeting with the author Siri Hustvedt, novelist, essayist and American poet of Norwegian origin, which has been awarded the Princess of Asturias Award for Letters 2019.

This is the star activity of the programming of the Libraries for the last quarter of the year, and this Wednesday they have presented the Councilor for Culture, Carlos Piñana, and the head of the Municipal Library Network, Carmen Rodal.

Piñana, who has highlighted the great work of libraries to bring reading and culture in general to citizens of all ages, emphasized the activities agreed with the educational centers of the municipality, including Storytelling, the most demanded for the public children, and craft workshops, art, science and technology.

In this regard, since September 3, 274 applications have already been received.

"We are strongly committed to socio-cultural animation and activities aimed at our users, it is one of the highlights in its 25 years of history," said the mayor recalling the award granted in 2014 by the Federation of Publishers Guilds of Spain.

With regard to Reading Clubs, which have been growing in number and members, there are currently 26 in the municipality, including adults, youth and children.

Of these, there will be nine clubs, specifically a group of 45 people, who will participate in the meeting in Oviedo, where 1,300 people from all over Spain will meet.

In addition to meeting Hustvedt, they will have the opportunity to visit the city through literary routes and other activities, as Carmen Rodal has pointed out.

Finally, the head of the Municipal Libraries announced that they will also go back to the street, participating in two literary meetings that will take place this quarter in La Aljorra and Pozo Estrecho.

Source: Ayuntamiento de Cartagena

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