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Hong Kong Central Library Compulsory Testing Notice

In view of the Compulsory Testing Notice issued by the Government, persons who had visited the Hong Kong Central Library from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on 4 January 2022, 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on 5 January 2022 or 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on 6 January 2022 must strictly follow the compulsory testing requirements and undergo the tests on time as required. Details of the compulsory testing notice are available on the Centre for Health Protection’s website via the following link.

Latest arrangements on services of Hong Kong Public Libraries

In view of the latest situation of COVID-19, Government has announced that social distancing rules will be extended until 3 February. All public libraries and their students’ study rooms and mobile libraries under the Leisure and Cultural Services Department will continue to be temporarily closed. All book drops of the Hong Kong Public Libraries (including the book drop services located at MTR Central, Kowloon Tong and Nam Cheong stations) as well as the self-service library stations at Island East Sports Centre Sitting-out Area, the Hong Kong Cultural Centre and Tsuen Nam Road, Tai Wai will maintain services. During the period, overdue fines will not be generated for late return of library materials, and due date of reservation pick up will be extended accordingly. Please refer to the library notice on the special arrangements. (Details)

Application for Students’ Study Room Admission Cards during Examination Season

The deadline for application for Students’ Study Room admission cards during examination season will fall on 30 January 2022, with the postmark date on the envelope taken as the application date. Applicants (including those not yet hold a HKPL library card) can apply for admission cards by post during the temporary closure of public libraries. Please refer to Notes on Application for Students’ Study Room Admission Card for details.

Awards for Creative Writing in Chinese in 2016

Awards for Creative Writing in Chinese in 2016

Date & Time: 20 April 2016 (Deadline of Submission)
Organiser: Hong Kong Public Libraries, Leisure and Cultural Services Department

The Awards for Creative Writing in Chinese has been organized since 1979, aiming to promote reading and encourage creative writing in Chinese. The Award is divided into six categories, including poetry, essay, fiction, literary criticism, children story and children picture category.

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


 Each Category will be awarded:  
 Frist Prize                  :  HKD 15,000 
 Second Prize             :  HKD 12,000  
 Third Prize                 :  HKD 9,000 
 Merit Prize (5)          :  HKD 6,000
 (All awardees will be awarded a certificate, to show recognition and encouragement)

 Deadline of Submission 
 20 April 2016 (For entries sent by registered post, the post mark date on the envelope will be regarded as the date of submission)

 Result Announcement 
 Result will be announced in November 2016.

 Submission Venue
 Fa Yuen Street Public Library
 (4/F., Fa Yuen Street Municipal Services Building, 123A Fa Yuen Street, Mong Kok, Kowloon) 

 Application Form available at 
   • Hong Kong Public Libraries 
   • Here (Chinese Version)

 2921 2645 / 2928 4601 (Extension Activities Unit, Hong Kong Public Libraries)
(Monday to Friday: 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.) 

 <For the award details, please refer to the application form >