The San Javier library has once again been recognized in the María Moliner Awards, of the Ministry of Culture, with a prize of 2000 euros for the purchase of books, for its campaign to promote mental health through reading.
The campaign, recognized in the 2020 edition of the Awards, in the category of municipalities with between 20,000 and 50,000 inhabitants, is developed with more than 30 activities such as the "Digital Disconnection Therapy" initiative.
Likewise, literary contests have been held in relation to mental illnesses, cycles of conferences and talks and actions to strengthen the relationship between neighbors to break the social isolation, which the situation has forced to be virtual. The relationship of the San Javier library with the María Moliner Awards began in 2009 with a first recognition of a project to encourage reading.
In 2010 he was one of the finalists for the first prize in the category of between 20,000 and 50,000 inhabitants, although it was in 2013 when he finally got the first prize for his work to encourage reading.
Later, in 2017 it obtained a special mention and in 2018 it won the Award for the most innovative project in terms of generational integration through the promotion of reading.
The Councilor for Culture, David Martínez highlighted the importance of this type of recognition to the intense work carried out by the library and its entire team with the involvement of social groups and people who enrich its offer.
Source: Ayuntamiento de San Javier