BEIJING, April 23 (Xinhua) -- An event commemorating the 24th World Book and Copyright Day was held in the National Library of China (NLC) Tuesday.
The event was jointly held by the NLC, the Library Society of China (LSC) and Xuexi.cn, a news reading platform, as well as the national library circle, according to an NLC statement.
Held at the art center of the NLC, 10 winners of the 14th Wenjin Book Award were announced, including five social science books, three for science popularization, and two children's books.
Together with representatives from national public libraries, Rao Quan, curator of the NLC and president of the LSC, called on libraries to facilitate civil reading and advance the building of a learning society.
As of April 19, a total of 3,039 libraries of all kinds at various levels and some reading promotion institutions have joined the movement, the statement said.
Set by the NLC in 2004 and joined by the national library circle, Wenjin Book Award aims to recommend books to readers and foster a reading atmosphere in society.