Spend summer vacation in Chongqing Library
Groups were waiting in lines at the South Gate of Chongqing Library.
CHONGQING (CQNEWS) -- In late August, Chongqing ushered in real summer, and many citizens chose to "spend the summer with books". The Chongqing Library, full of books, naturally became a good place to go. The enthusiasm of citizens completely overwhelmed the summer heat. At 7 a.m., they came to the gates to wait in lines. According to the staff of Chongqing Library, the number of readers in summer has increased obviously, especially on weekends.
Groups were waiting in line at the North Gate of Chongqing Library.
Long lines at the gates of Chongqing Library at 7 a.m.
At 7:00 a.m., the reporter arrived at the gate of Chongqing Library in Shapingba District, and saw the readers waiting in lines at the South Gate. "I must come early, as I have seen before! Especially during the summer vacation, when I arrived here at 8:30, the line was at the entrance of the Rail Transit Station!" Liu Xiaoqian, a citizen, said with a smile. Later on, the reporter saw readers gradually come from all directions, and wait in lines orderly.
"The Library will open at 9 o'clock. You can go to the North Gate where you can see more people!" Mr. Zhang, a library security personnel said. When the reporter came to the North Gate, he found that there had been a long line on this side. "They mainly come here for study and citizens over the South Gate come here for reading. “In order to facilitate readers, we posted a notice at the South Gate to divert a large part of the readership from self-learning to the North Gate,” Chongqing Library Security Director said that.
Study Room of Chongqing Library (before opening the door)
In July, Chongqing Library attracted about 240,000 people, lent out about 41,000 books and issued 9151 certificates. Compared with the same period of last year, the number of visitors has been increased by about 12%, the number of books borrowed increased by about 15%, and the number of certificates issued by Chongqing Library increased by about 56%. The number of visitors of yesterday, the week and the month are always being refreshing at time on the large LED screen of the South Gate Entrance. When the door opened at 9:00 a.m. on August 21, 924 people arrived and 1173 people arrived yesterday. "They are only the data from Monday to Friday, which is expected to double by the end of the week," Chongqing Library staff said.
Study Room of Chongqing Library (after opening the door)
(Translated by Luo Juan, Fathom Language Limited)