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New Taipei mobile library distributes Southeast Asian books

Books, newspapers from six countries will be available

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Mobile library will provide books in Southeast Asian languages in New Taipei City. 

Mobile library will provide books in Southeast Asian languages in New Taipei City.  (CNA photo)

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — New Taipei City’s mobile library will soon distribute books and newspapers from Vietnam, the Philippines, Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, and Myanmar, reports said Friday (Jan. 22).

New migrants only have to show their passport or Alien Resident Certificate to check out books from the mobile library. The book-laden truck will stop at designated places, including Shulin Railway Station, Cailiao MRT station, 823 Memorial Park in Zhonghe, Yangguang Park in Xindian, and other locations where migrants and foreign workers often gather, CNA reported.

The program, which took one month to plan, will feature a different theme every few months. The New Taipei City Government said the service is targeting foreign residents and workers who love reading but are unable to find sufficient materials in their native language in Taiwan.


Updated : 2021-03-04 09:37 GMT+08:00