Train station library takes boredom out of commute

10 December 2015) The Myanmar Libraries Foundation last month opened a book stand on Platform 1 of Yangon’s central railway station, for the benefit of regular commuters who enjoy reading while waiting for the train.

“Almost every town in Myanmar has a self-help library founded by our foundation. However, there are many ordinary people earning a bare living, and they don’t have time to join a library or even to visit a library,” U Maung Maung, chairman of the Myanmar Libraries Foundation, said at the opening ceremony in Yangon on November 30.

He said the aim of opening the book-lending stand at the busy railway station was to supply knowledge for commuters who don’t have time to spend at a library, but who want to enjoy reading while waiting for the train.

The Myanmar Times has the story by Zon Pann Pwint