(7 September 2015) Tiu Keng Leng Sports Centre and Public Library was officially opened today to provide district residents with various quality facilities for sports, leisure and reading.
Speaking at the opening ceremony, the Secretary for Home Affairs, Mr Lau Kong-wah, said Tseung Kwan O has become an energetic new town with a population of more than 400,000, and many young people now call it home. To complement the development of Tseung Kwan O, the Leisure and Cultural Services Department has planned a variety of leisure and cultural facilities for the region and the establishment of Tiu Keng Leng Sports Centre and Public Library meets local demand for community facilities.
Adjacent to the sports centre, the three-storey Tiu Keng Leng Public Library occupies more than 2,900 square metres. It provides diverse services and facilities, including a Students’ Study Room, a Newspapers and Periodicals Section, 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, a coffee corner and Internet and digital service workstations.
The library has a collection of about 170,000 items and provides more than 140 local and overseas newspapers and periodical titles for readers with different types of interests. Various extension activities are organised on a regular basis to promote reading among the public, such as storytelling for children, book displays and subject talks. Schools and members of cultural and educational organisations are welcome to contact the library for group visits to learn more about its facilities and services.
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