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Tainan Public Library Celebrated the 100th Anniversary
Update:2019-09-09
2019 is the 100th year since the Tainan Public Library had been founded. The Library invited the Director-general of Cultural Affairs Bureau Ye Ze-shan and honored guests to celebrate this significant milestone on September 7. A banquet of 10 tables was held at the Hsu Shih Music Library, where 10 Tainan celebrities were invited to share reading and life experience and enjoy centenarian local famous snacks with 100 citizens.

The Tainan Public Library was formerly named the Tainan Assembly Hall Library. It was established on September 13, 1919 and joined the public sector in 1924. It was the second oldest library in Taiwan. The Library moved to the current address in 1975, and was remodeled in 2014. Director-general Ye said a new main library was under construction and would be finished in 2020.

There were 100 citizens who each gave the Library a book as a present invited to join the celebration. Besides, Scholastic Asia--the world's largest publisher of children's books--donated 100 award-winning books to celebrate the Library’s 100th anniversary.

In addition to the banquet, the Library set up a temporary post office at the hall and provided souvenir postcards, postmarks and delivery service. Also, citizens who borrowed books by self-checkout station would have a chance to win NT$100 book coupons.

Last but not least, the Library issued an 100 books reading challenge. Individuals or groups who finish reading 100 books from the booklist offered by the Library before September 13, 2020 will receive NT$500 book coupons. And the best ones will win NT$5000 and NT$2000 book coupons.

For more information, please visit the website at https://bit.ly/2lKtyGg .
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