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Reopening the Children’s Facilities of Hong Kong Public Libraries

With effect from 31 May (Monday), Hong Kong Public Libraries will reopen children’s computer facilities including the Kid’s Internet & Digital Service workstations and the Children’s Multimedia Room, and the Toy Library of the Hong Kong Central Library. Libraries will continue to implement precautionary measures (including that users are required to scan the "LeaveHomeSafe" QR code or register their names, contact number and date and time of the visit before admission), and limit the number of readers entering the library to avoid gathering and foster social distancing. Children aged under 12 are allowed to enter the library to use library facilities and services only when accompanied by an adult. Please refer to the Details.

All static and mobile libraries have resumed the calculation of overdue fines from 5 March and 3 May respectively. Readers are advised to renew or return their borrowed items on time to avoid incurring overdue fines.

Parent-Child Cosplay Contest – Book Characters Come Alive: Preliminary

Parent-Child Cosplay Contest – Book Characters Come Alive: Preliminary(CANCELLED)

Date: 2018/7/31 (Tuesday)
Time: 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Venue: Hong Kong Central Library (G/F, Exhibition Gallery)
Enquiry: Office Hours: Monday to Friday 9:00 am - 1:00 pm, 2:00 - 6:00 pm
Enquiry Telephone Number: 2921 2660

Objective:To encourage parents and children to cosplay the book characters creatively. Through the contest, children are able to know more about the stories, book characters, and the meaning behind the storybooks.
Target: children aged 4-12 with their parents
Form: Select a storybook and cosplay the book characters in a specific period of time, 5 minutes, to reinstate the essence of the scene. The child must act on the stage with at least one parent. The adjudicators' decision is final and any appeals by participating children and parents will not be considered.
Quota: Not more than 15 units each preliminary contest. If the quota is exceeded, participants will be decided by lot drawing. Successful participants will be informed individually.
Prizes: Contestants who successfully enter the final will receive a book coupon of HK$100. Certificates and book coupons of HK$500, HK$300 and HK$200 will be presented to the winner, 1st runner-up and 2nd runner-up respectively. Result announcement and prize presentation will be held after the final contest.
Registration: Mail the completed application form to "Extension Activities Unit, Hong Kong Public Libraries" (Rm. 901. 9/F, Fa Yuen Street Municipal Services Building, 123A Fa Yuen Street, Mongkok, Kowloon). [Please mark "Parent-Child Cosplay Contest – Book Characters Come Alive" on the envelope]
Submission Deadline: 20 July 2018 (Friday)