Read­ing pav­il­ion proves a suc­cess in the city

Global Times – Metro Shanghai - - PULSE -

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.

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