Tag Archives: reading

High-tech library services must be expanded nationwide – PNM DG

(13 September 2017, Kuala Lumpur,  (Bernama)  The high-technology library services must be expanded throughout the country, especially in remote areas to ensure all residents have access to the same information thus generating a knowledgeable and informed society, said National Library of Malaysia (PNM) Director-General Datuk Nafisah Ahmad. She said with today’s development in information technology […]


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What are Hongkongers reading? City’s most popular library books revealed

(13 April 2017)  What library books are Hongkongers reading the most? It turns out that inspirational fiction, chivalrous Chinese novels and travel guidebooks are among the most well-loved among public library users. HKFP has the lists for adults and children, fiction and non-fiction.


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People who read books live longer

(29 November 2016) Did you know that  if  you read books for more than three hours per week you will live longer?  Book worms are 17 percent less likely to die than those who did not read books, while those who read most were 23 percent less likely. Book readers averaged a two-year longer lifespan than […]


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Look at libraries over league tables when choosing a school

(16 November 2016)  Why should parents or pupils be concerned whether or not school libraries close? Surely they are just mausoleums to the paper-bound past? Rooms that are of little use to today’s internet-connected student population, who have access to a world of books and information through their digital devices? Quite simply, school libraries, and […]


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How can we inculcate reading and bring back the library culture among Malaysians?

(17 November 2016)  The Malaysian Digest asks what lies ahead for libraries now that books can be compressed into small devices. Expert opinions were sought  about how Malaysian  libraries are coping with changes in reading habits. Libraries in and around Kuala Lumpur were visited and the views of librarians about what motivates their patrons to spend […]


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Pustaka Negeri Sarawak poster presentation @ IFLA 2016 : A slideshow of highlights from around the world

(1 November 2016) Pustaka Negeri Sarawak presented a poster titled Sarawak (Malaysia) Family Literacy Program Model: Community Strategies For Promoting Literacy,  at the IFLA WLIC 2016 which was held in the Greater Columbus Convention Centre (GCCC), Columbus, Ohio, USA from 13 to 16 August 2016.  About 3,200 people from 137 countries visited the Congress.  Pustaka […]


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Lawmaker questions libraries and reading in Hong Kong

Hong Kong (HKSAR) – Following is a question by the Hon Michael Tien and a written reply by the Secretary for Home Affairs, Mr Lau Kong-wah, in the Legislative Council today (April 13, 2016): Question: As revealed by the outcome of a survey conducted last year, only 5.7 per cent of the children in Hong […]


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How libraries in Bangladesh are creating a culture of reading beyond the classroom

(5 April 2016) Bangladesh has made impressive progress over the past 15 years in improving the reach of its education system, enrolling more than 97% in primary school by 2015 – an increase of almost 40% since 1990. The new challenge is ensuring that those in school are learning the necessary skills; however, crowded schools are […]


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Results of Taiwan’s 2013 Reading Habits Survey

(7 March 2014)   Beginning in 2011, the National Central Library reports annually on “Taiwanese Reading Tastes.” This year (2014), another survey was conducted, the results of which were announced at a press conference held by the Ministry of Education on 7 March 2014. NCL’s Director-general Tseng shared her analysis of the survey, which showed the […]


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A Million People Studying through the Internet: Reading Promotion Project Launched in Guizhou

11 December 2013)  On 6 September , a Reading Promotion Activity themed “A Million People Studying through the Internet” was launched in Guizhou Library which was jointly hosted by Guizhou Provincial Leading Group for the Promotion of Scientific Knowledge among the Public and the National Library of China (NLC), and undertaken by Guizhou Library. Zunyi […]


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Only one in three parents read bedtime stories with their children

(Washington, 20 June 2013)  Despite research on the importance of reading with children from a young age, few parents in the United States with kids age eight and younger are engaged in nightly reading, according to a new survey from Reading Is Fundamental (RIF) and Macy’s. The survey, conducted by Harris Interactive, finds that only […]


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We all read

To encourage reading and love of reading at HKUST, the Library has launched a new virtual space called “We All Read”. This is a place for HKUST community members to share what they like (or even love) to read: mystery novels, science fiction, poetry, history, travel, business, sport. It does not have to be books […]


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