Youth Square ‘Book Crossing Festival’ returns to revive public the joy of reading

Youth Square ‘Book Crossing Festival’ returns to revive public the joy of reading

HONG KONG, Nov. 2, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The pandemic has given us the opportunity to slow down the pace, pick up a book and start reading again. Youth Square has been organising ‘Book Crossing Festival’ annually to promote reading culture, allowing participants to exchange books by adopting ‘place one, pick one’ approach. With the theme of ‘Revive the joy of reading’ this year, the three-day ‘Book Crossing Festival 2020’ will be held from 6 to 8 November at Y Studio and Y Platform of Youth Square, to encourage youth to pick up a book and read for pleasure!

In view of the latest situation of the pandemic, interested parties are required to make reservation online prior to participate in the event. Four time slots of two hours will be served each event day with limited quota, and application will not be accepted once quota is exhausted. In addition to books exchange in Y Studio, the festival has extended to Y Platform this year to offer participants one more comfortable space for reading.

Besides, handicraft workshops will also be held on 7 and 8 November which are now available for pre-registration online. “Notebook DIY Workshop” hosted by Ms Tracy Chan, a young artist will teach public how to make a hand-made notebook from scratch with simple tools and materials; and “Hand-bound Mini Book DIY Workshop” hosted by Ms Wong Tin Ying (“Tiana”), a founder of hand-bound mini books ‘eggwich’, will promote hand-bound mini book and share the joy of the book production process.

Since the first ‘Book Crossing Festival’ organised by Youth Square in 2011, it has grown to become a popular event for book lovers and over 100 thousand books have been exchanged since then. In addition to promoting book recycling, “Book Crossing” also enables books to get new life through changing book owners. Taking steps to promote the culture of green reading in ‘Book Crossing Festival’, instead of paper tickets, electronic records will be used. The free pre-registration of Youth Square ‘Book Crossing Festival 2020’ is now open for all, book lovers are welcome to make online reservation to look for your next favourite book in the festival!

Youth Square ‘Book Crossing Festival 2020’:

Date: 6 – 8 November 2020 (Friday to Sunday)
Time: 10am6pm
Venue: Y Studio 2/F & Y Platform 1/F, Youth Square
Registration method: All participants are required to make advance reservation online via event link, prior to participate in the festival. Four time slots of two hours each will be served each event day with limited quota, and application will not be accepted once quota is exhausted.
Event link: https://www.youthsquare.hk/play/YSBookcrossing2020

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Youth Square ‘Book Crossing Festival 2020’ at Y Studio and Y Platform will be held from 6 to 8 November, all are welcome to join.
Youth Square ‘Book Crossing Festival 2020’ at Y Studio and Y Platform will be held from 6 to 8 November, all are welcome to join.

(Photo 2) Handicraft workshops will be held on 7 and 8 November in ‘Book Crossing Festival 2020’. Online pre-registration is available now, public are welcome to come and enjoy the joy of the book production process.

Youth Square ‘Book Crossing Festival’

‘Book Crossing Festival’ is an annual mega event organised by Youth Square. Marking the 10th year of the festival since 2011, it aims to provide a reading platform for enhancing cultural exchange and fostering reading habits among youth. During the festival, participants can exchange books by adopting ‘place one, pick one’ approach, and public who do not have books for sharing are also welcome to enjoy reading in the festival. Workshops are also available in the festival and all are welcome to join.

Youth Square

The Youth Square, which came into full operation in 2010, is a youth development project of the Home Affairs Bureau of the HKSAR Government, with an aim to be the hub of diversified youth development activities for youth to develop their potential. Youth Square facilities include the 643-seat Y Theatre, Y Studio, multi-function areas and the Y Loft which has 148 guest rooms. Youth Square has been conducting events under three themes, include “Music & Dance”, “Arts & Culture” and “Community Engagement”. Approaching the 10-year mark, Youth Square has been holding over 11,000 youth events and served for more than 5 million participants. In addition, Y Loft has been providing accommodations for local and overseas youths from more than 80 countries or regions, who participated in various exchange programmes in Hong Kong. Youth Square is located in Chai Wan and is managed and operated by New World Facilities Management Company Limited on a non-profit basis.

6G model is Youth Square’s guiding principle. 6G refers to Groom, Grow, Glow, Green, Global Vision and Give Back. Official website: http://www.youthsquare.hk

Y Loft

Y Loft is conveniently located, 3-minute walk from Chai Wan MTR Station. The 148-room Y Loft is located in Youth Square’s Main Block and Hostel Block. Room selection includes Twin, Twin Room with Balcony, Triple, House of Six, Duplex and Accessible Rooms. Accessible Rooms, with widened corridor and more space, are designed to deliver the same comfort and peace of mind to visitors with disabilities.

New World Facilities Management Company Limited

New World Facilities Management Company Limited is a non-profit making company and a subsidiary of New World Development Company Limited (Hong Kong Stock Code: 00017.HK). Embracing the mission of youth development and supporting youth to contribute to society, we strive to develop Youth Square as the platform for youth to exchange knowledge and experience and to develop and discover their potential.

Media Enquiries:

Ms Nancy Fung 
Youth Square – Corporate Communication
Tel.: (852) 3721 8801
Email: corpcomm@youthsquare.hk