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Bangkok has moved a step closer to its first 24-hour pub­lic li­brary. Home to roughly 20,000 books in Thai and for­eign lan­guages, the Bangkok City Li­brary, which will launch its round-the-clock

hours and bor­row­ing ser­vice later this year, opened its doors on 7 April,

ini­tially from 8am to mid­night (most days). Spread across four floors in an art deco-in­spired build­ing close to the cap­i­tal’s Democ­racy Mon­u­ment, the pub­lic space is meant to en­cour­age read­ing in the dig­i­tal age. Adults can be­come mem­bers for $1.50 (THB50), while stu­dents and chil­dren can join for

half that price.

Visit: fb.com/bangkokc­ityli­brary

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