The famous columnist Lee Yee once said in the Radio Television Hong Kong programme, One minute reading [Chinese version only], “You don’t need to understand every word in a book to gain a rewarding experience.” (editor’s translation). Listen to the recorded programme online and you will know the reasons.
Indeed, reading is more than about acquiring knowledge. It is also one of the most pleasurable ways to enrich yourself. The public libraries provide huge reading resources for those who have a passion for reading.
There are many new books launched every week on the market. Want to find out which are the good ones? "Hong Kong Book Prize" [Chinese version only],invites academics and representatives from different industries to select outstanding Chinese books of each year.
The most convenient way to get information of library matters is through the library website. Matters such as checking library locations and opening hours, applying for a library card or replacing a lost library card can be found through the Internet.
Book borrowers can apply for using Smart ID Card for library services instead of a library card.
But in case you lose your Smart ID Card, please report the loss to the Registration of Persons Offices of the Immigration Department and to the library to prevent any misuse.
Apart from looking for information and the joy of reading in the public libraries, you may find fun in joining the variety of library activities. Library extension activities on different subjects for young people will be fruitful for your cultural and informational enrichment, instill your reading interests and meet your lifelong love for learning.