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Harbin primary school wins 'China’s most beautiful school library' award

Updated : 2016-09-09

By Wang Wei ( chinadaily.com.cn )

Jingwei Primary School in Harbin, Heilongjiang province has won a competition to find the most beautiful school library in China, Harbin Daily reported.

The school was selected from 76 institutions from across the country that entered the contest run by the China Library Society. Its large collection of 60,000 books helped it stand out with the judges.

Jingwei Primary School began to build its own library eight years ago. Now, a library with an area of 453 square meters has been established, which includes a students’ reading room and teachers’ reading room.

The school’s collection includes 3,000 teaching books, 3,000 e-books and more than 30 newspapers and periodicals.

The school has also made big efforts to promote reading activities. The school has incorporated reading lessons into its courses designed by Feng Jiying, who teaches the fourth grade at Jingwei.

Now, the title of “China’s most beautiful library” will be the school’s calling card, said Zhang Haiyan, the school principal.

But Zhang is not being complacent. “We have to help our students develop their reading habits, and our school has a long way to go to achieve this goal. We have so much to do, and the library is just the start,” she said.