|The reading corner also has many old and rare foreign language books that are expensive at bookstores. —Photo thethaovanhoa.vn|Viet Nam News
Visitors to Tao Đàn Park in HCM City’s District 1 on Sunday mornings can find a quiet book reading corner for the public.
Ngô Lân Phúc Vy, a teacher at Đặng Trần Côn Elementary School in District 4, and his wife are running it comics, novels and books on literature, economics and foreign languages.
Vy said they have been running it for nearly three years with co-operation from MY (Make It Yourself) Library, a non-profit club that seeks to foster a reading habit, especially among kids.
Open from 7.30am to noon, it attracts hundreds of book enthusiasts, children and people coming to the park for a spot of exercise.
Readers can borrow books for reading at home free of cost.
The reading corner also has many old and rare foreign language books that are expensive at bookstores.
Many parents say they bring their children there to read books instead of sitting at home to watch TV or play online games. — VNS