On December 20, the library hosted the final of the annual contest in reading works of Belarusian authors, dedicated to the Year of Native Land.
The organizers are the National Library of Belarus, Vitebsk regional organization and Novopolotsk city organization of the Republican public association “Belaya Rus”.
The competition of readers for Novopolotsk city organization is a traditional event. The participants recite works of Belarusian writers and poets, competing in artistry and technical performance. The contest instills in young people love for their mother language and acquaint with the best examples of Belarusian literature.
This year, students of grades 7–11 from Novopolotsk, Polotsk and Polotsk district showed their talents. The jury reviewed more than 150 applications in the qualifying round. Twenty readers with the most memorable and vivid performances are in the final.
The event participants made a guided tour to the main book treasure of the country, where they could appreciate the architectural features and the decoration of the “Knowledge Diamond”.
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