Fri, Aug 24, 2012 - Page 5 News List

FEATURE: Library brings hope to Pingtung County village

SUNSHINE AFTER RAIN:The library was relocated and modernized with the help of residents and a generous donation from the Buddhist Fo Guang Shan Foundation

By Lee Li-fa and Stacy Hsu  /  Staff reporter, with staff writer

“They not only helped categorize the library’s collection, but also installed a computer checkout system,” Sun said, expressing hopes that the love of reading could continue spreading through the community.

Expressing special gratitude to a benevolent woman, Tseng Chiung-hui (曾瓊惠), from Taipei City, Lee said Tseng had been sending box after box of books to the library for the past eight years.

“In an effort to encourage more young children to go to the library, Tseng even sent a batch of stationery to our facility,” Lee said, adding that her generosity often touched the many volunteers at the library.

Lee added he would sometimes send local fruits, such as wax apples, mangoes and bananas, to Tseng as a way of showing villagers’ appreciation for her efforts.

Tseng, who visited to the community following the reopening, said she started making donations after being deeply moved by the villagers’ meaningful devotion and effort in setting up the library.

“What they are doing is truly significant,” Tseng said, adding that selecting suitable publications and sending them to the library from time to time had become an integral part of her life.

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