A treasure for book lovers.

Hong Kong Central Library is a book lovers paradise.

It has 12-stories occupying an area of 9,400 square meters and houses 2.3 million books, periodicals, etc.

HongKong Central Library


On the first floor of the library, there is a Toy Library for very young kids.  As homes are small, kids come here to frolic and have fun. Each kid can be accompanied by two adults. The library follows an excellent procedure to prevent the kids from the danger of communicable diseases.  Each session for the kids is for 45 minutes after which the Toy Library is disinfected. Individual body temperatures of all kids and the adults accompanying them are checked before they can enter the place.

It has been an amazing feeling taking my granddaughter there for the past two days, we have been here.  She gets so excited seeing the place that yesterday she was not willing to wait for even 5 minutes, as we reached at 4.55 pm, though the session starts at 5 pm.

It left me wondering, where are we as a society in India are headed, indulging in irrelevant issues, the Hindu Muslim debate, Ram Mandir and NRC while so close to India, small countries like Hong Kong are doing so much to make a huge difference in the lives of its citizens by improving the overall infrastructure.

No wonder nobody wants to leave this place even though life does get affected occasionally by the difference of opinion between the Government and the people.

(Photography inside the Library is not permitted, hence any pictures in my Blog)

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