Malaysia: A Community Library Opens Inside a Bus Terminal
From the New Straits Times:
Passengers waiting to board buses at Terminal Amanjaya in Bandar Baru Meru can spend their time in a more meaningful way by heading for the Terminal Amanjaya 1Malaysia Community Library.
Costing RM400,000 [$124,500/USD], it opened its doors to the public last month. It allows visitors to have their meals and read at the same time.
Perak State Library Corporation’s director Nor Aini Nordin said there are also 10 units of netbooks in the library which would enable visitors to surf the Internet and read e-books.
For those not keen on e-books, fret not as the library has also stocked up on books, said Nor Aini.
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