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National Library to build 10,000 libraries in villages to develop good reading habits


Jakarta, IO – The National Library of Indonesia (Perpusnas) plans to build 10,000 libraries in villages across Indonesia to foster reading habits in the community.

Perpusnas acting director Prof. E. Aminudin Azis stated that the libraries will consist of 600 libraries in villages/subdistricts as part of the Social Inclusion Based Library Transformation (TPBIS), 4,604 libraries that replicate TPBIS,  2,409 libraries proposed by regency/municipality governments, as well as 2,387 community reading centers, per Kompas, Tue (20/2).

“They will be built based on existing data and proposals from regencies/municipalities. The condition is that they must provide the human resources to manage the libraries. The regional library will be tasked to assist them,” said Azis.

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Each library will receive a thousand books along with the shelves. In addition, the village libraries and community reading centers will also collaborate with the school libraries so that children can use books from both places. Various activities will also be held, such as a weekly reading activities, reading aloud and storytelling.

“A reading culture must be built because one is said to be literate after they can read well and critically, and this must be developed from early age,” stressed Azis. (bp)


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