City book rooms boost 12-min reading circle
The front gate of a city book room in OVC [Photo/WeChat account of Optics Valley of China]
Two city book rooms in the East Lake High-tech Development Zone (also known as Optics Valley of China, or OVC) officially opened to the public on April 21.
Xie Chunzhi, vice president of the Hubei Provincial Library, and Yan Jidong, chairman of the library's labor union, were selected as honorary curators of the two book rooms during the unveiling ceremony.
Located in the East Lake High-tech University Science Park and the Beichen Guangguli community, respectively, the two book rooms cover areas of 470 and 224 square meters, and are able to accommodate up to 100 and 55 readers at once, respectively.
They were built jointly by the OVC government and provincial and municipal libraries to boost the 12-minute reading circle within the valley and are divided into seven special areas for recommended books, digital resource activity promotions and other convenient services.
The two book rooms will launch a series of short- and long-term reading activities starting April 23, and the venue booking service for group activities will also be available. [Photo/WeChat account of Optics Valley of China]
In addition, readers are allowed to exchange their old books for blind book boxes that contain new books.