Workshop held for acquiring books for IPRD libraries

Union Minister Dr. Pe Myint leads a workshop on promoting community IPRD libraries. Photo: MNA
Union Minister Dr. Pe Myint leads a workshop on promoting community IPRD libraries. Photo: MNA

Union Minister for Information Dr. Pe Myint attended a workshop at the Department of Printing and Publications on Theinphyu Street in Yangon yesterday.
The workshop focused on the public libraries opened by the Information and Public Relations Department (IPRD) and their book reviews and purchase reports. The Director General of IPRD U Ye Naing presented the book review and purchase report.
Next, the Union Minister gave instructions on opening and managing the community centers and community libraries. He said the libraries should include more than just the classics and add in books that will attract casual readers. He also encouraged the formation of book clubs to develop reading habits for the people. He advised adding books written by authors local to their respective regions to rouse interest from the local people.
Afterwards, the attendants gave presentations engaged in discussions on many topics. —Myanmar News Agency

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