Thursday, September 13, 2007

"Library on the lake" opens to public

A library built on water opened to the public on Tuesday in eastern China's metropolis of Shanghai, giving people the pleasure of reading with great scenery.

The library is built on the Xiayang Lake in western Qingpu district of Shanghai, covering an area of 8,000 square meters, according to the local-based Xinmin Evening News.

In the six reading rooms of Qingpu Library people can choose from 330,000 books and 800 kinds of newspapers and magazines in collection. Among the six reading rooms, there is one designed especially for children, and one for literature fans.

The reading room for children is decorated as a pleasure ground. Equipped with computers, children can read digital books with multi-media effects, probably with the help from their parents.

The reading room for literature fans boasts of antiquity. With wide space and comfortable sofas, it can also be the site for literature salons.

Every reading lamp in the library uses energy saving bulb, a friendly gesture to the beautiful surrounding.


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