Friday June 8, 2012

Donation of Books to Mudanjiang Library, China

In May 2012, Mosman Council’s General Manager Viv May, and Mosman resident Murray Block visited the city of Mudanjiang in Heilongjiang province, northern China. During the visit they presented 35 books to the Mudanjiang Public Library.

The books, in both Chinese and English, were selected by Mosman Library staff and funded by Mosman Council staff donations and fundraising activities. They are housed in a special ‘Mosman’ section of the Library and are very much appreciated and enjoyed by the local community. They cover a wide range of topics relating to Australia including art, travel, biography, pictorial works of Australian landscapes, animals and the environment, history, Australian novels and poetry translated into Chinese, and some classic Australian children’s books.

Mosman Council has maintained a friendship agreement with Mudanjiang since 1998. Examples of this friendly and productive relationship include cultural exchange visits, the Mudanjiang Girl Child Education Project (contributions from local residents and Council staff to the education costs of girls), the donation of computers to local schools and books to the Mudanjiang Public Library (since 2007, more than 100 books have been donated).

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