Floating Library Opens in Hainan

Floating Library Opens in Hainan

Dates: Sept., 2017        Location: Sanya


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Hainan is an island province, surrounded by the deep blue waters of the South China Sea. So it makes a lot of sense that in many parts of Hainan, much of life is lived on or around the ocean. Now, several linked fishing boats have been converted into a “Floating Library” at the West Island Fishing Village, located on a small island about 8 nautical miles offshore from Hainan’s popular resort city of Sanya.

 

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The Sea Study, as the library has been aptly named, is the first library on the island, and took more than 30 fishermen a month to complete. Now, islanders can climb aboard and enjoy the reading room and salon, and visitors can even stay in a 16 bed hostel, right there on the Sea Study!

 

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The floating library currently houses over 2,000 books, but there are plans to increase the number to 4,500.

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This is truly a book and boat lover’s dream, and you can see it for yourself right here in Hainan! Why not stop by, stay at the Sea Study hostel, and even donate a few books for the fishing village children to enjoy?

West Island Fishing Village, Sanya.

 

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by Nicki Johnson

Explore Hainan

Photos via Hinews.com, Chinanews.com

 

 

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