Taiwan: Public Libraries Lent Out 4.5% More Books Last Year
From the Taipei Times:
Public libraries last year welcomed 86.22 million visitors, 9.92 million (13 percent) more than in 2016, the National Central Library said on Friday.
Members borrowed 74.93 million books, 3.25 million (4.53 percent) more than in 2016, it said, adding that Taiwanese still read martial arts fiction and fantasy the most.
Sanwan is not a city, but its library organizes events to promote reading and is open year-round, and its average of 14.07 borrowed books per person comes close to Helsinki’s 15.57 books, the library said.
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