Read all about it in Santa Pola

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Read all about it in Santa Pola
MORE BOOKS: Santa Pola’s librarians with their new acquisitions Photo credit: Santa Pola town hall

SANT POLA’S public libraries received a €2,000 prize to spend on more books.

The cash came from the 20th edition of the Maria Moliner Reading Campaign, a competition that Santa Pola has entered on three occasions, winning an award each time with a project aimed at encouraging readers of all ages.

This year’s entry, Bibliotecas de Santa Pola 2020: Travesia por la pandemia (Santa Pola Libraries: A voyage through the pandemic), set out the strategies and juggling the libraries had to use to provide a service for readers, relying heavily on new technology and the social media.

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The €2,000 was spent in Santa Pola bookshops, explained Culture councillor Trinidad Ortiz Gomez, consistent with the town hall’s policy of helping small local businesses.


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Linda Hall
Linda came to Spain to live when she was 24, just over 52 years ago, and her husband is Spanish. She began writing for English-language local newspapers in the mid-1970s and hasn’t stopped since! She leads a Spanish life, which she believes is vital when conveying the news to English-speaking residents, and along the way she produced two editions of Expand Your Spanish, helping English-speakers to enlarge their knowledge of the language. She was excited to be in at the birth of the Euro Weekly News in 1999 and is still passionately writing for the paper 22 years later.

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