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Bangkok to open 24-hour library

A 24-hour library will open in Bangkok, Thailand by the end of the year, reports the Thai government’s Happy Reading website. The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration had last year announced a budget of THB$200m (A$7.7m) for the Bangkok City Library, located across four storeys of an historic Art Deco building, which it is currently renovating. The library will include sections on Thai culture, Asian literature, world literature, international children’s literature, and science reference books. It will feature a ‘Hall of Fame’ section with works by famous Thai authors and poets, both temporary and permanent exhibitions, an education centre, an archive of film and letters, a cafe, computers for accessing ebooks and open reading spaces. The plan to build the library was made after UNESCO announced Bangkok as the World Book Capital for 2013.


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