Since 2013, the National Central Library (NCL), under the guidance of the Ministry of Education, has continuously held a national, large-scale reading promotion event called the Taiwan Reading Festival. The National Library of Public Information, the National Taiwan Library, and 22 public libraries, schools, publishing companies, educational organizations, and book clubs have also participated in this activity. Through several years of effort, this Festival has become an annual grand event for public libraries throughout Taiwan and a driving force behind the positive reading atmosphere in Taiwan.
The NCL, the National Library of Public Information, the National Taiwan Library, and public libraries throughout our nation are once again offering a variety of creative reading events in this year. In November, the National Library of Public Information announced its activity: Limitless Reading: Reading + Exercise = Amazing Life. The National Taiwan Library is hosting an event called Unlimited Reading: Joyful Learning at Your Fingertips from November 30 (Sat) to December 1 (Sun). As a closing climax, on December 7 (Sat), NCL will hold its 2019 Taiwan Reading Festival’s Reading Carnival at Daan Park, bringing together 16 carefully planned and innovative reading events. The carnival has 116 participating organizations, with over 250 different reading activities. Furthermore, 52 public libraries will hold 65 Little Reading Pioneers events around the country in the hopes of creating happy reading times together with the public. All are invited to come and enjoy the wonder of reading and experience Taiwan’s passion for reading!