Culture is an important symbol of urban modernization and comprehensive competitiveness. Books and reading are important carriers of human civilization. In order to encourage global reading and create a Lishui with book fragrance, since 2017, Liandu District Library has installed 31 Love Bookstores in all major public places and enclosed residential areas in the region to provide free books for citizens. Because love Bookstore adopts a mode of free and open, without any supervision and monitors, some citizens borrowed books and did not return them in time. Some of the trash collectors even directly emptied the books in the Bookstore and sold them to the recycling bin of renewable resources, so that the loss rate of books in Aixin Bookstore remains high.
In order to solve this bottleneck, Liandu District Library has continuously innovated its management model and launched an upgraded version of Love Bookstore. It is a self-service equipment that integrates the functions of borrowing, returning and donating books. Readers scan the QR code to confirm identity information when borrowing. Identity information is authenticated and bound by mobile phone number, and books can be borrowed after identification. Return and donation are also done by scanning QR codes. The intelligent bookcase can automatically read and identify the borrowing information of the bookcase, and synchronize with the data of the backstage system of books.
Only by scanning the code can the door be opened. Every book that the reader borrows can be sought in the system. After ten days of borrowing, readers will receive a text message reminding them to return the books, further accelerating the circulation of the books effectively. To make it easier for more readers to borrow their favorite books, the district library requires each person to borrow one book at a time, and the Duojie lending system will give you an alert on your phone. If you want to donate books, you can also donate them directly into the donation box of the Love Library.
The new "upgraded" Love Library will be piloted in five locations with a large flow of population, including Xicheng Square, Jingdu Pedestrian Street, Na’aisi Square, Liyangmen Square and the District Government building. Upon completion of the commissioning exercise, it is planned that on the World Book Day on 23rd of April they will be officially opened to the public. Next, the District Library will gradually open the new-style Love Library in more parts of the district.
The Love Library is the best "display stand" in promoting the cultural taste of the city and foster a new style of social civilization. While testing people's civilized quality, it also inspires people's initiative in caring, self-management and voluntary service, and forms a new social trend of Voluntary Service like "I should manage my own study" for the Love Library. (Liandu District Government Office)