A library built with love

(10 November 2017) During a visit to the Anning Children’s Home in Ipoh, Malaysia, about eight years ago, former SMJK Pei Yuan principal Mok Soon Sang was dismayed that its “mini library” was severely wanting. Mok, 75, noted that there were insufficient reading materials and it was also not well equipped.

Wanting to encourage the children there to read more, he then came up with the idea to set up a bigger library that was more comfortable and filled with books.

Fast forward to 2015, his vision materialised and the Mok Soon Sang Library was opened.

Mok said the library started with about 5,000 books in English, Bahasa Malaysia and in Chinese. “Now we have about 15,000 books in topics ranging from education, fiction, non-fiction, Chinese poetry, and encyclopedia sets.

“We are still getting a lot of books from various publishers and the public and we are planning to obtain more bookshelves,” he said.

Read the illustrated article in The Star here.