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There will be special opening hours for Hong Kong Public Libraries on Birthday of the Buddha (19 May 2021). Please refer to the Library Notice for details.

All Hong Kong Public Libraries will resume normal opening hours

With effect from 19 April (Monday), all public libraries will resume normal opening hours. Mobile libraries (except mobile library van or service points that are currently undergoing maintenance work) will also resume service from the same day. To help ensure public safety, libraries will continue to implement precautionary measures (including users are required to scan the "LeaveHomeSafe" QR code or register their names, contact number and the date and time of the visit before admission), and limit the number of readers entering the library to avoid gathering and foster social distancing. Please refer to the Details.

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Summer Reading Fiesta 2018: Contests

Description 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)
Date Preliminary Contest 1: 30.7.2018 (Mon) 2:30 - 4:30 pm
Preliminary Contest 2: 31.7.2018 (Tue) 2:30 - 4:30 pm
Final Contest : 6.8.2018 (Mon) 2:30 - 4:30 pm

1/Parent-Child Cosplay Contest – Book Characters Come Alive: Final

Date: 2018/8/6 (Monday)
Time: 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Venue: Hong Kong Central Library (G/F, Exhibition Gallery)
Description: 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)

1/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)
Description: 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)

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

Date: 2018/7/30 (Monday)
Time: 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Venue: Hong Kong Central Library (G/F, Exhibition Gallery)
Description: 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)
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