The Loud Reading Competition is already taking place in Gulbene region

Gulbene County Library in cooperation with the National Library of Latvia invites students to participate in the National Reading Competition. The competition is taking place for the fourth year in a row, and all year round the students of Gulbene region have been actively involved in reading aloud activities. The aim of the competition is to improve children's skills to choose appropriate and interesting literature, to stimulate interest in reading and books, to unite children in joint reading activities, as well as to promote reading pleasure. The competition takes place at the beginning of the classroom, then at the school, and only then does the regional final take place, in which the best reader is chosen.

Every year, the best reader from each region goes to Riga, to the LNL Ziedonis Hall, to read his own favorite book in front of a rather serious jury and his supporters. Gulbene region is really satisfied, because last year, in 2020, the winner was Annija Ilyenko from Gulbene. Annija will go to Riga in September to encourage this year's participants from the regions of Latvia and also Gulbene.

This year, the regional finals of Gulbene region will take place in mid-May. Already last year, the final took place remotely - the participants submitted their readings, which were evaluated very seriously by the jury. This year everything will happen exactly - remotely. The novelty is that the competition will take place among Latvian 5th grade students. We invite every teacher, parent and librarian to look at their 5th grade children, visitors and students! Maybe your son or daughter, schoolboy, reader or reader will become the best loud reader in Latvia! Students, if you want to participate in the competition, contact your teachers or librarian! You can safely contact the librarians of the Children's Library of the Gulbene Region Library.

Come choose the books to read! The library is open! Let's wait!

More about the competition:

The National Reading Competition is supported by the State Culture Capital Foundation, the National Library of Latvia, the Latvian Council for Children and Youth Literature, local libraries, schools and bookstores. SIA "Jānis Roze" and publishing house "Zvaigzne ABC" provide a generous number of gift cards for the state finalists. Latvian municipalities, teachers, librarians - curators of regional competitions and parents of children are also among the helpers.

Solvita Lībere,
Gulbene County Library