The LagosReads is an initiative of the Lagos State Library Board aimed at improving the reading culture of Lagosians by facilitating, enabling, and promoting reading programmes and activities in public and private libraries as well as schools across the State. The project will galvanize various activities including book reading clubs/sessions, periodic quiz competition, special events like exhibitions, workshops etc. to engage Lagosians of different ages and interests.
The Lagos State Library Board would host monthly reading sessions in all the State-owned public libraries while interested groups and literary organizations can also run their book clubs within Lagos State-owned libraries.
For now, there will be 3 categories of book clubs under LagosReads:
1. Junior Category (For Primary school pupils)
2. Senior Category (For Secondary Students)
3. Adults (Young professionals)
LagosReads is driven by the Lagos State Library Board and selects the book of the month- A book to be read every month by LagosReads Club members. Each category will have a book monthly.
Books of the Month.
These are books selected for reading on monthly bases. There will be a book for each category. We will need to announce books with standard well-done creatives of the art cover of the books on the social media platforms.
This is an online campaign, which actively engages the online community to read via the LagosReads Facebook page. It is designed to follow the reading routine of the actual book clubs in the libraries. Join the facebook page and participate in the weekly trivia. Prizes will be worn.
- Junior category (Children in primary school)
- Senior category (Students in secondary school)
- Adult category
The competition is in two forms:
- Weekly Online: Only readers in the adult category will participate in the weekly online competition. It is designed to follow the reading routine of the actual book clubs in the libraries following the scheduled books of the month. Readers are to join the LagosReads Community on Facebook and participate in the weekly trivia. Prizes will be worn.
- Offline Competition (Bi-monthly) : This is a bi-monthly inter-library quiz competition, which will bring together book lovers of all ages, library enthusiasts, avid and aspirational readers, and representatives of different reading clubs across Lagos.
Representatives of the different LagosReads Clubs, as well as all interested reading clubs in the State, will be tested on their understanding of the books-of-the-month read within the period.
Only readers in the Junior and Senior categories will participate in the bi-monthly competition.
Winners for each category will be handsomely rewarded.