Library Offers 6,000 Books in Newly Opened Reading Room
Last Friday the Shenzhen Library opened a new reading room which offers more than 6,000 books in Chinese and foreign formats. The reading room is open for 16 hours a day where visitors scan their reader cards to be allowed to enter the room.
The reading room has an area of 350 square meters and is a convenient area for readers to come in and read books from 7 am until 11 pm. The reading room showed the efforts of the library to further promote reading to the public. For this year’s Reading Month the library will be featuring more than 400 activities ranging from forums, book discounts from a wide selection of books from bestselling authors and book selling promotions.
Last October, the city received the title of model city for promoting reading from UNESCO during the Creative Cities Summit in which UNESCO feels that Shenzhen is a great city where reading is valued among its citizens. The city was able to boost its cultural strength due to its efforts to promote reading to its citizens.