Chinese books become more popular in New York libraries

( Xinhua ) Updated: 2015-05-31 09:45:48

A 69-year-old Flushing resident, Huiming Pang, came to Flushing's Queens Library early Friday morning. Within thirty minutes of the door opening, she had already picked five books to read at the table.

"The Chinese books here have a large quantity as well as a wide variety," Pang said. "I worked in the clothing profession, so I even found many books here are about clothes and fashion in Chinese."

Pang is a Chinese immigrant who came to the United States 18 years ago, and it was at that time that she started to visit Queens Library. During these years, she has witnessed the rebuilding of the library and its development.

She found that the number of Chinese books and electronic products about China have been increasing quickly.

Paul Qiu, associate library manager of Queens Library at Flushing, told Xinhua that as the number of Chinese Americans is increasing, they have added more Chinese books to their collection.

"The library allocates resources to meet the demand of its residents, so it's easy to imagine that Chinese books are becoming more popular here," he said.

Qiu said New York's Queens library system has a total of 62 branches, among which over ten libraries have participated in the "Ni Hao" program, which collects Chinese books for the library.

As a newly emerged Chinatown in Queens, Flushing has become the branch of the Queens libraries which boasts the largest number of Chinese books.

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