Second phase of Jiaxing Library
The second phase of Jiaxing Library in Jiaxing, East China's Zhejiang province, opens to the public on Nov 28. [Photo/cnjxol.com]
The second phase of Jiaxing Library in Jiaxing, East China's Zhejiang province, opened to the public on Nov 28, local media reported.
The new venue consists of three floors and has a usable area of 11,000 square meters.
The 1,500 sq m first floor, which consists of a situational education area and reading area, is used for children's reading and has a collection of more than 100,000 books in Chinese and foreign languages, including more than 18,000 picture books.
The 1,200 sq m second floor is dedicated to offering scientific and technological information. A scientific and technological information center, built by Shanghai Library and Jiaxing Library, was inaugurated on the same day.
Because Jiaxing Library also serves as a State-level protection institution for ancient books, the third floor of the library has a focus on ancient books and includes different areas for collections, reading, literature exhibitions, and restoring ancient books.
On the same day, a psychology treatment office was inaugurated at the library, and Xu Jinmei, doctor of philosophy in psychology from East China Normal University, was invited to give a lecture about child psychology.
Jiaxing Library was founded in 1904 and is among the oldest public libraries in China. To date, the library has established 52 branches in districts, subdistricts, towns, and villages, 20 intelligent libraries, one traveling library as well as hundreds of book circulation centers around the city.
Children read on the first floor of the second phase of Jiaxing Library. [Photo/cnjxol.com]