Tag Archives: mobile libraries

Singapore International Foundation launches mobile library in Yogyakarta

(13 November 2017, Jakarta) Singapore’s Minister for Communications and Information, Dr Yaacob Ibrahim, and Sri Sultan Hamengkubuwono X, the 10th ruler of Yogyakarta, on Monday (Nov 13) launched the Words on Wheels (WoW) mobile library programme in the Indonesian city. The initiative is a partnership between the Singapore International Foundation (SIF) and Yogyakarta’s Provincial Government Board […]


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Turkish aid agency provides mobile library to Myanmar

(10 November 2017, Ankara) Turkey’s state-run aid agency has provided a mobile library to a foundation in Myanmar in an effort to boost educational efforts in the country. In a written statement, the Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TIKA) said Myanmar’s Daw Khin Kyi Foundation was given a mobile library equipped with steel shelfs and […]


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Bringing books to children in Thailand’s remote mountain districts

(December 2015) A mobile library project aims to improve access to books for children in remote and impoverished northern Thailand, where most families have few books at home and children are eager to learn. Unicef has the story by Heamakarn Sricharatchanya.


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By van or tablet, mobile libraries are fixing Cambodia’s book crisis

(8 September 2015)  Books are out of reach for many Cambodians, writes Katie Wudel. But nearly a third own mobile devices. So it makes sense to start thinking of reading material as mobile, too. Check out this slideshow to find out how The Asia Foundation’s Books for Asia program, in partnership with Library For All, is seeking scalable solutions to […]


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Aust aid cuts kill off donkey library

(15 July 2015) A humble donkey library bringing books to small children in Ethiopia is set to be a casualty of Australia’s $11.3 billion overall cuts to foreign aid. The mobile library on the outskirts of is Addis Ababa is part of an Australian-funded Plan International child development project helping 1,572 children. The donkeys are […]


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Impact Journalism Day: Mobile library on wheels brings smiles to children in rural Myanmar

(20 June 2015, Pyay, Myanmar)  A crowd of children reach for books on a full shelve and start reading their selections on sheets and benches placed in the shade of trees on a school ground. In early April, the “mobile library on wheels,” operated by a local public library, arrived at this elementary school in […]


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‘Bird’s Nest’ libraries popular in Chinese cities

(4 December 2014) Propping a wooden bird house filled with books on the back of his bike, Yan Defeng cycles around Zhengzhou in central China’s Henan province, eager to find a home for his fourth Bird’s Nest library. The clever book exchange allows participants to take a free book from the nest and replace it […]


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Myanmar opens first mobile library

(Yangon, Myanmar, 27 July 2013)   Daw Aung San Suu Kyi launched Myanmar’s first mobile library Saturday to highlight her policy of spreading education in the country. “Now, it’s only a bus with a room, but if our people use it correctly it may be great benefit for our country,” Suu Kyi said at a ceremony in […]


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