09 Nov 2019
Sharjah Beach Library - Al Khan
Sharjah World Book Capital 2019
What are the challenges that weaken youth readership in this age and how to overcome them?
This point is left for young people to discuss. Their views are heard about lifestyles that limit their appetite for reading books.
Suggestions are discussed to overcome challenges, such as: how can young people stick to an hour of reading on a daily basis, or three to four hours a week (the equivalent of two books per month). The discussion also comes up with digital solutions such as the audio book that a young person may listen to while driving or relaxing at home.
We suggest that the circle comes up with some sort of pledge "I pledge to read an hour a day" or “I pledge to read two books per month or one book at the frequency to be agreed upon by the participants in the circle.
Discussion is made with young people about their role in organizing campaigns that encourage reading on social media
Discuss with educational institutions the need to set aside specific hours for free reading.
Young participants pledged to take advantage of cultural events in the country such as Sharjah International Book Fair.
Raise awareness about all available means of reading (electronic, audio or abridged books).
Reading on a topic different from one’s specialization to boost cultural awareness in all subjects.
Young people pledge to set aside time for reading daily or weekly according to their personal lifestyles