Minister for Education and Culture Prof John Cortes yesterday visited the Book Club run through
the summer by Gibraltar Cultural Services on behalf of the Ministry of Culture. He took the
opportunity to view the books recently acquired to enhance the Library’s collection.
The Minister spoke to the children who had been making use of the Book Club, all of whom had
found it a greatly enjoyable experience and had encouraged them to read more.
Commenting on the visit, John Cortes said, “A Library - and this Book Club - brings home the close
connection between Culture and Education, a connection which I look forward to building on in
order to maximise how we teach and enrich the experiences of our children and young people. I am
very impressed at how the John Mackintosh Hall Library is constantly improving in what it offers,
and encouraged at how it is contributing to the development of children in this way. It was a real
pleasure to chat to the children, about the Book Club, but also about how they have lived through
COVID-19 and lockdown. Most were looking forward to going back to school!”