A reading festival has recently been held in Hoc Mon district, Ho Chi Minh City. It is a kick-start for a series of similar programmes in other suburban districts under the goal of encouraging the reading habits of local students.

The hundreds of book titles to choose from at the mobile library have given the pupils of Nguyen Thi Nuoi Primary School in Hoc Mon district much to be excited about.

A wide variety of books – from literature and comics to scientific resources and life skills books – have helped students gain access to a broader range of knowledge and encouraged independent learning.

The programme also brings students a number of activities with the aim of motivating their love for reading, such as games, exchanging old books, and talks with authors.-VNA