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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.

Story Time on Live: Read and Move with Celebrity Moms
Grace Chan

“They say there is treasure hidden at the end of the rainbow.” So two children set off to find this treasure. Will they succeed? What is this treasure? Celebrity mom Grace Chan (陳凱琳) and her mom Mrs Connie Chan (陳劉惠嫺) will take part in this treasure hunt, and are now inviting children to join this adventure!

In this interactive online storytelling activity, Grace and Mrs Chan will tell the story of the book The Treasure. They will also play games and make a rainbow greeting card with children, and share parent-child reading experiences with participating families.  

Participation in the activity is free of charge. Children participating through Zoom will have a chance to win a spot in a storytelling workshop conducted by experienced dubbing artist Rebecca Tam (譚淑英). Capacity is limited. Enrol now!


  • Date: 4 Dec 2021 (Sat)
  • Time: 14:00-14:45
  • Target: Suitable for children aged 3-6 to participate with their parents
  • Language: English and Cantonese
  • Mode: Online via Zoom*
  • Quota: 100 families (Each family should submit one registration only. In the event of oversubscription, allocation will be determined by drawing lots.)
  • Registration period: 4 – 23 Nov2021
  • Register online here:

* The activity will be broadcast simultaneously through the YouTube channel of the Hong Kong Public Libraries (HKPL). The number of viewers is unlimited. However, participation in interactive sessions, including the prize-winning game, are limited to families participating through the Zoom platform.

Successful applicants will receive an email confirmation about one week before the event. For enquiries, please contact Betake Marketing (International) Ltd, the contractor appointed by the HKPL for organising this activity. Contact information is as follows: