Shanghai’s Mobile Library

I was surprised to see a library-on-wheels in Shanghai’s Jing’an Park the other day. The vehicle is called “Reader No. 1″ in English, “读者1号” in Chinese.

Shanghai's Mobile Library

Shanghai's Mobile Library

Shanghai's Mobile Library

Shanghai's Mobile Library

Shanghai's Mobile Library

The mobile library visits various spots in Jing’an District three times per week, for two hours each time. According to the sign, this has been going on since 2010? I had no idea.

I wonder how many foreigners are using this service?

3 Comments to “Shanghai’s Mobile Library

  1. Erick says:

    I love bookmobiles! Ah, the memories of the bookmobile coming to our neighborhood…

  2. Last week I came across this book lending machine here in Beijing: http://tinyurl.com/ohf9zsd. Note the sign seems to suggest it’s a district-level thing, though.

  3. Lucas says:

    It’s awesome that libraries still exist in today’s internet world.

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