A child who reads will be an adult who thinks
MAKTABA at the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) has announced the launch of a new book club for students participating in the Creative Reader Competition.
The Reading Club aims to encourage and facilitate debate and discussion about books between students and their peers, with the Club providing a platform for the students to talk about the books they have read, what they enjoyed about the works, as well as an opportunity to pose questions or enquire about the competition. The Club is open to students in two age groups, 6 to 10 and 10 to 15 years old, through virtual sessions for each group, which will be held every Thursday until 18th February, 2021.
The Creative Reader Competition, hosted in cooperation with the Abu Dhabi Department of Education and Knowledge (ADEK), was developed to encourage public and private school students across the UAE to read more in both Arabic and English.
To participate, students must obtain MAKTABA membership and register for the competition through the website: ar.library.dctabudhabi.ae. They then should read as many books as possible over a two-month period, before completing the relevant form and submitting it before the deadline. Participants must also pass a personal interview to qualify for the second phase of the competition
To follow the latest updates on social media for the book club, search the hashtag #CreativeReader