MIJAS Council has announced that local schools are set to receive more than 2,000 free books under a new literacy programme.
The books will be used by students in Mijas.
Councillor for Libraries, Natalia Martinez, delivered new batches of the books and in total, more than 2,000 will be put into circulation in Mijas´s schools to encourage reading.
She said: “The lots will also be delivered in 12 schools. In each center we have delivered a total of three batches of books and each batch contains between 15 and 25 books so that all children can read them together and talk about them in groups.”
She added that the council had chosen titles that would encourage reading. Among the titles lent by the Department for Libraries, which will be rotated between centres on a quarterly basis, are ´The Frankenstein Effect.´
The council said the books will encourage a reading habit that has grown in Mijas, according to Alberto Garcia, director of the Villa de Mijas high school.
He said: “Every year we make a list of the number of loans and it is true that in recent years it has increased, even last year when we had the library closed. In the year of the pandemic…the children read much more.”
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