Reading pavilion proves a success in the city
People lined up for hours recently to read at a pavilion placed outside of Shanghai Library, reported eastday.com.
The 3-meter-tall reading room, where citizens can record their reading on an audio device, was inspired by the new CCTV program The Reader. It started in Beijing, followed by Guangzhou and Hangzhou.
Each person is allowed to read an excerpt from their favorite literature in any language into a microphone for 3 minutes. The best readers will have a chance to participate in the CCTV program.
Shanghai’s reading pavilion will stay open through Tuesday, from 10 am to 5:30 pm.
On Saturday morning, more than 100 people were seen queued up before it opened. Seniors and the disabled were given priority.