The Joy of Reading Award
The Joy of Reading Award is a international award intended to recognise initiatives or projects that encourage citizens to read. 

Access to information and the fight against illiteracy are very important, and the United Nations’ 2030 goals with regard to education therefore also form the basis for this award.

Illiteracy is a global problem that must be addressed. We want to highlight the work of different projects that are helping to make a difference. This goes hand in hand with Systematic corporate values about contributing to society.

The award is etablished by Systematic in collaboration with Next Library® – a conference at which library professionals from around the world meet every two years. 

An international jury will assess all the applications received, selecting the nominees and the eventual winner. 


The award will be presented for the very first time in 2017 at the Next Library Conference to be held in Denmark by Princess Laurentien of the Netherlands, founder of The Reading and Writing Foundation.

We are open for applications from 1 November 2016 to 1 March 2017. We recommend that you download the application form below and saves it on your own PC. Fill out the form afterwards and send it to joyofreading@systematic.com.  


Follow the link below for more information and download form to apply https://systematic.com/library-learning/awards/systematic-joy-of-reading/