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Miaoli County library offers Southeast Asian language picture books

Miaoli County library offers Southeast Asian language picture books

Miaoli County Sanwan library borrowed 50 Southeast Asian language picture books, because there are many new immigrants’ children having difficulties to integrate into society due to language problems. With the language books, new immigrant parents can tell stories in their mother language.

Sanwan library curator Hsieh Shu-jen said that there are many new immigrants from China and Southeast Asia; thus, the library applied for 50 picture books from countries including the Philippines, Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam and Malaysia. An Indonesian mother, who came to Taiwan five years ago, said that she is so touched when reading the Indonesian book she hopes her kid can speak a little Bahasa Indonesia.

Hsieh Shu-jen said that the book exhibition will continue and the library will borrow more picture books to provide new immigrant mothers with the opportunity of telling more stories in their mother tongue.



Updated : 2021-09-29 09:49 GMT+08:00