Yantian Library wins IFLA marketing award

Writer: Chang Zhipeng  |  Editor: Zhang Chanwen  |  From: Shenzhen Daily  |  Updated: 2023-04-10

Yantian Library’s “Sea Library, See Library” project stood out from about 100 competitors around the world to become one of the 10 winners of the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA)’s International Marketing Award in 2023, IFLA announced on its official website April 4.

Among the 10 winners, three are from China, including Yantian Library in Shenzhen, Foshan Library in Foshan and Jiaxing Library in Zhejiang. It is the first time for a public library in Shenzhen to win the IFLA honor and the only award-winning project submitted by a district-level public library in China.

Yantian Library has built 10 small libraries in places with dense population and beautiful scenery, to realize its three main objectives: building a 15-minute reading circle to integrate the libraries into the local residents’ lives, encouraging the public to realize the value of libraries and creating a brand effect, and attracting more funding from the community for sustainable development.

Founded in 1927, IFLA is the most authoritative and influential non-governmental professional international organization in the world library field.