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Tiu Keng Leng Public Library to open on Thursday to provide variety of library services (with photos)

     Tiu Keng Leng Public Library, located at 4 Chui Ling Road in Tseung Kwan O, will open on Thursday (July 9), offering comprehensive and diverse library services to residents in the district.

     Tiu Keng Leng Public Library is a district library with a floor area of about 2,900 square metres. The 200-seat Students' Study Room and the Newspapers and Periodicals Section came into service in March and June this year respectively. Other facilities and services will commence operation on Thursday, including an Adult Library, a Children's Library, an Extension Activities Room, express check-in service, self-service book borrowing and renewal service, a Multimedia Information System, a Computer and Information Centre and an exhibition area.
     The new library has a collection of about 160,000 items, including Chinese and English books for adults and children, compact discs and reference books such as encyclopaedias and dictionaries. More than 140 local and overseas newspapers and periodical titles are also available for people of all ages and occupations and with different types of interests.

     In addition, the library will also organise extension activities such as storytelling for children and book displays to promote reading on a regular basis. Schools and members of cultural and educational organisations are welcome to contact the library for group visits to learn more about the library's facilities and services.

     Various types of exhibitions and talks will be held at Tiu Keng Leng Public Library starting from mid-July. They include the "Roving Exhibition on Winning Entries of the 10th Hong Kong Literature Festival: 'Literature and Film' Short Video Competition", subject talks for promoting sports and fitness in "Let's Exercise Together", "Parent-child Reading: Fun Reading with Toddlers", a thematic storytelling and drama workshop for children during the summer vacation entitled "Parent-child Joyful Drama Workshop", and information technology workshops related to daily life such as "Enjoy Easy Life @ Internet".

     Tiu Keng Leng Public Library will open from 9am to 8pm from Mondays to Wednesdays and on Fridays and Saturdays, from noon to 8pm on Thursdays, and from 9am to 5pm on Sundays and public holidays.

     For enquiries, please call 2360 1678.

Ends/Monday, July 6, 2015
Issued at HKT 13:00


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