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Special Library Opening Hours

There will be special opening hours for all branches of Hong Kong Public Libraries on the day following the Chung Yeung Festival (26th October 2020). Please refer to the Library Notice for details.

Hong Kong Public Libraries to be reopened from 29 September resuming normal opening hours

The Hong Kong Central Library (HKCL), six major libraries and 31 district libraries have been reopened earlier (17 Sep).  From 29 September, all other 32 small libraries and mobile libraries will resume service. All reopened public libraries and their students’ study rooms will resume normal opening hours. To help ensure public safety, libraries will continue to implement precautionary measures, including arrangement of cleaning sessions. Please refer to the Details.

With the resumption of book drop service, self-service library stations and reopening of all libraries with normal opening hours, counting of overdue fines shall be resumed from 19 October 2020. Readers are advised to return the overdue items in order not to incur overdue fines.

Awards for Creative Writing in Chinese in 2020

Awards for Creative Writing in Chinese in 2020

Date & Time: 15 April 2020 (Deadline of Submission)
Organiser: Hong Kong Public Libraries, Leisure and Cultural Services Department

The Awards for Creative Writing in Chinese was launched by the Public Libraries in 1979 and has been organised bi-annually since 1992. It aims to enhance public appreciation of and interest in Chinese literary writing. The Awards is divided into six categories, including Poetry, Essays, Fictions, Literary Criticism, Children's Stories and Children's Picture Stories.

Organised by Hong Kong Public Libraries, Leisure and Cultural Services Department
Supported by Hong Kong Arts Development Council

There will be 1 First Prize, 1 Second Prize, 1 Third Prize and 5 Merit Prizes in each catagory:
First Prize: HKD18,000 cash prize
Second Prize: HKD15,000 cash prize
Third Prize: HKD11,000 cash prize
5 Merit Prizes: HKD 7,500 cash prize for each awardee
(Each of the award winners will receive a certificate of the award as a kind of recognition.)

Deadline of Submission
15 April 2020
(For entries send by registered post, the post mark date on the envelope will be regarded as the date of submission. For entries submitted by hand, submission will be accepted only during opening hours of Fa Yuen Street Public Library. Underpaid mail or late submission will not be accepted.)

Submission Venue
(4/F., Fa Yuen Street Municipal Services Building, 123A Fa Yuen Street, Mong Kok, Kowloon)
Remark: During the temporary closure of Fa Yuen Street Public Library, please mail the application form with the entry to Fa Yuen Street Public Library, 4/F, Fa Yuen Street Municipal Services Building, 123A Fa Yuen Street, Mongkok, Kowloon. Please specify "Awards for Creative Writing in Chinese in 2020" on the envelope.

Result Announcement
Result will be announced in November 2020.

Application Form available at

  • Hong Kong Public Library
  • Here (Chinese Version Only)

For Enquiry
2921 2645 / 2928 4601 (Extension Activities Unit, Hong Kong Public Libraries)
Monday to Friday (Except Public Holidays) : 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. ; 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.

# For the award details, please refer to the application form (Chinese Version Only) .