Pupils take part in a knowledge game, while a mobile library stops outside their school. (Photo: baolongan.vn)

Long An (VNA) – Mobile libraries, titled “The Knowledge Ride”, have brought the joy of reading closer to pupils in Moc Hoa district’s Binh Hoa Tay border area, in the Mekong Delta province of Long An.

One mobile library is capable of carrying nearly 3,000 titles to be explored by more than 200 pupils at the Binh Hoa Tay primary and secondary schools.

The Long An Library will work with local schools to coordinate more stops of these special libraries where books are on their journey looking for readers.

It also plans to build bookcases at wet markets to serve shopkeepers. The books inside these cases will be replaced on a weekly basis.

The library is now running book fairs at the provincial culture centre and in some localities in response to the third Vietnam Book Day.

April 21 was designated as Vietnam Book Day under Decision 284/QD-TTg issued by the Prime Minister on February 24, 2014.

The annual event aims to encourage and develop reading in society, while raising public awareness of the significance of books not only as a source of knowledge, but also a way to develop one’s thought and personality.-VNA