Private libraries, which have been established by individuals in rural areas over the past few years, are providing free access for local people and encouraging reading among children. 4 pm every day. A four storey house in Nghi Thai commune, Nghi Loc district, Nghe An province is packed with local children who come to read books or play sports. The so-called “Mr. Dung’s Library” accommodates a foreign language and computer room, a reading room, an entertainment room. It also provides food and drinks. All are for free. Library owner Dang Khac Dung said "I was born and raised here, so I deeply understand what the kids need. I built this library so that it will become a destination for the kids. Here they can play, learn, and read books." The library sits on a 200-sqm-land, locating right at the commune’s centre, making it most convenient for the kids to come and read. Books, newspapers and magazines of all kinds are neatly arranged, letting children read and … [Read more...] about Free library inspires reading in rural area
Viet Nam News HCM CITY — In summer it is a common sight to see children reading books at Kim Đồng Book Centre in District 1, one of the few good spots for them in HCM City. An employee of Kim Đồng said at least 200 children and teenagers come in daily, with many parking themselves there for the whole day. A woman, who declined to be named, said she brings her child there often since it has a large selection of books appropriate for all ages. Đỗ Thị Mai Loan, head of the children’s section at the HCM City General Science Library, said around 300 young readers come in daily during the summer, with many parents leaving them there during working hours. The public library has over 30,000 books, some donated, and colourful interiors and organises summer activities such as science clubs, craft sessions and exhibitions to offer kids new reading topics. An 11th grader told Việt Nam News: “I think the library is big and … [Read more...] about HCM City sorely lacks reading spaces for kids
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0 Have your say THE pleasures of sitting down and losing oneself in a good book are timeless, as potent today for readers on the commute to work or children in the school holidays as they were for those who devoured Dickens by candlelight in the 19th century. And so a new survey from The Reading Agency that finds most people unwilling to give up on a book is heartening. It confirms that we remain a nation of avid readers, as much in love with a gripping story, well-told, whether fictional or factual, as we ever were.For the young especially, developing a love of reading is a habit that will turn into a lifelong pleasure, and is much to be encouraged. As the Agency points out, it can even do our health good. So set aside the mobile and tablet, and open a book instead. A world of wonder awaits within its pages. … [Read more...] about The Yorkshire Post says: A good read… The joy that books can bring
PUBLISHED: 07:17 21 April 2018 | UPDATED: 07:17 21 April 2018 Nadene Chandler The launch of Greater Anglia's railway library. Photo: Archant Archant When faced with a long train journey, it can often be tricky for commuters to think of how to pass the time. The launch of Greater Anglia's railway library. Photo: Greater Anglia But now a train company believes it has come up with the answer - by installing a mini library at railway stations for passengers to read during their journeys. The idea was set up by the Wherry Lines Community Rail Partnership (CRP) for people travelling between Norwich, Great Yarmouth and Lowestoft with hope to expand to other lines in the future. More than 300 books have been donated by members of the public and railway staff, with bookcases installed at the three stations as well as Reedham. It is hoped that the new library collection will appeal to readers of all ages. It is also anticipated that the books will eventually travel across other railway … [Read more...] about Railway libraries offer passengers a good read on long journeys