On the afternoon of May 31st, it was drizzling. The staff of the City Library sent 1000 selected books to the Provincial Zhijiang Prison with educational purpose and formally set up the City Library Zhijiang Prison Reading Bar.
The Provincial Zhijiang Prison Reading Bar is a reading service point that is set up by the City Library specially for the prisoners. It aims to pay attention to the development of the special citizens, so as to help them drawing nutrition from the books and better forming the correct life view, values and world view in the edification of knowledge, and therefore carry forward the positive energy. In order to help this special reading point to play a better role, in the early stage, the Purchasing and Editing Department of the City Library actively communicated with the governor of the Provincial Zhijiang Prison, to understand the reading needs of this special group and selected from the newly purchased books and carefully selected the outstanding books related to all aspects such as law, history, literature, science and technology production. It is hoped that these books would guide the prisoners to read more books, to read good books, and turned their sentences to a way of learning, so as to strive to return to the society as early as possible.
According to Tian Zhilin, the deputy prison governor of the Provincial Zhijiang Prison, a considerable number of prisoners in Provincial Zhijiang Prison fell into a wrong path because of the lack of morality and culture. They need the care from the society, and also need the guidance and edification of excellent cultural knowledge. The books provided by the library are their spiritual food.
In the future, the City Library will continue paying attention to the reading condition of the Provincial Zhijiang Prison Reading Bar, and change and add books irregularly, so that the special citizens can enjoy the beauty of reading and start a new life (Municipal Culture, Advertisement & Publishing Bureau).