Photo taken on August 28, 2007 shows the
Qingpu Library in the evening. (Photo: xmnext.com)
BEIJING, Aug. 30 -- A library built on water
opened to the public on Tuesday in eastern China's metropolis of Shanghai,
giving people the pleasure of reading with great scenery.
The library is built on the Xiayang Lake in western
Qingpu district of Shanghai, covering an area of 8,000 square meters, according
to the local-based Xinmin Evening News.
In the six reading rooms of Qingpu Library people can
choose from 330,000 books and 800 kinds of newspapers and magazines in
collection. Among the six reading rooms, there is one designed especially for
children, and one for literature fans.
The reading room for children is decorated as a
pleasure ground. Equipped with computers, children can read digital books with
multi-media effects, probably with the help from their parents.
The reading room for literature fans boasts of
antiquity. With wide space and comfortable sofas, it can also be the site for
Every reading lamp in the library uses energy saving
bulb, a friendly gesture to the beautiful surrounding.