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More public libraries and services to be reopened from 3 April onwards

The Hong Kong Central Library (HKCL), six major and 31 district libraries have been reopened earlier. From 3 April, all small libraries will be reopened. More services and facilities including newspapers and periodicals services, reference library and partial computer facilities in all libraries will also be resumed. All libraries will implement special opening hours, limit the number of people entering the library and adopt other 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). From 7 April, the HKCL and six major libraries will resume normal opening hours with arrangement of cleaning session. Please refer to the library notice on the Details.

Hong Kong Public libraries has resumed calculation of overdue fines from 5 March, except for mobile libraries. Patrons are advised to return their overdue items as soon as possible to avoid incurring overdue fines. Patrons are advised to renew or return their borrowed items on time to avoid incurring overdue fines.

The 13th Hong Kong Literature Festival - Pre-festival Competition: “Childhood Memories” Chinese Writing Competition (The competition for Secondary School Category is now cancelled while the application deadline for Open Category has been extended to 12/3/2020)

The 13th Hong Kong Literature Festival - Pre-festival Competition: “Childhood Memories” Chinese Writing Competition

To promote literary creation and reading, the Hong Kong Public Libraries (HKPL) of the Leisure and Cultural Services Department will organise the 13th Hong Kong Literature Festival from 22 June to 12 July 2020. Members of the public are welcome to participate in the pre-festival Chinese writing competition titled “Childhood Memories”. Participants are required to write an essay in CHINESE for not more than 2000 words (including punctuation) and may assign a title to their essays. The entry should be about their lives, experiences and emotions in childhood in the form of a descriptive, narrative or expressive work. All entries will be judged on their literariness, forcefulness and emotional expressiveness.

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The 13th Hong Kong Literature Festival - Pre-festival Competition: “Childhood Memories” Chinese Writing Competition (Result Announcement)
Date & Time: 12 March 2020 (Thursday)
(Closing Date)
Description: To promote literary creation and reading, the Hong Kong Public Libraries (HKPL) of the Leisure and Cultural Services Department will organise the 13th Hong Kong Literature Festival from 22 June to 12 July 2020. Members of the public are welcome to participate in the pre-festival Chinese writing competition titled “Childhood Memories”. Participants are required to write an essay in CHINESE for not more than 2000 words (including punctuation) and may assign a title to their essays. The entry should be about their lives, experiences and emotions in childhood in the form of a descriptive, narrative or expressive work. All entries will be judged on their literariness, forcefulness and emotional expressiveness.
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