The Countryside with the scent of Books is more promising-- looking at the New changes in the Countryside from the Book House of Tianshui Farmers in Gansu Province
Lanzhou, 15 Nov (Xinhua)-- New changes in rural areas from the perspective of Tianshui Farmers' Book House in Gansu Province
Xinhua News Agency reporters Guo Gang and Zhu Yilin
Early winter, in Maiji District, Tianshui City, Gansu Province, Happy Horse Spring Town Shizping Village of the peasant bookstore, the heating is burning. There are already many people sitting at the rectangular table in the middle of the farmhouse, reading books and newspapers and getting what they need. In the quiet room there was only a slight "rustle" when flipping through the book.
After class, Ruan Zihao, a fifth grader at Tuanzhuang Primary School near the village, did not go home directly. He came to the library, lightly moved a bench, picked up "100 stories of scientists," and read it eagerly.
"" naughty horse little jump "Historical Records"Father and son", I have read! " Nguyen Tzu-ho said proudly, "I read very fast. I come to the study room every three days."
After a while, more and more students in school uniforms came into the study, and the popularity of the study suddenly flourished.
Li Huazhong, a librarian, was particularly pleased to see such a scene. In 2014, the old and sparse Li Huazhong took over the baton and became the third generation administrator of the peasant bookstore in Shiziping Village. "when I first came, the study room was small, there were fewer books, and fewer people came to read." Talking about the initial "bleak" scene of the study, he could not help but sigh, "less than 300 books are borrowed a year." What's a book? What's the use? Few people know.
In 2017, Shizping Village Farmer Book House completed the transformation and upgrading, moved to the bright "Sunshine Room", equipped with new tables and chairs and new book shelves. The collection has increased to more than 6000 volumes, and more than 3000 copies can be updated each year.
Under the guidance of Maiji District Library, Li Huazhong learned the classification of books systematically. At the age of 76, he can clearly know the exact location of each book in the library.
Gradually, more and more villagers entered the "new world" of peasant bookhouses.
"in the first ten months of this year, the bookstore has lent a total of 2400 books." Li Huazhong said, displaying two thick book lending registers.
The peasant bookstore in Shiziping Village is one of the first peasant bookhouses to be built in Gansu Province. After more than a decade of development, "Shuxiang" is imperceptibly changing the lives of the local people.
"despite the small area of the study, the value of its use is really not small." "compared with city children, there are fewer sources of knowledge for dolls here," Li said. Most of their parents work outside the home, and even if they work nearby, they often leave early and come home late. The farmhouse has not only become a bridge for them to come into contact with the outside world, but also the question of where the children are going after school. "
Yin Dechang, a retired old man from a village-run enterprise, is a native of Tianshui. He has just finished reading a book of Tianshui History. "I come to the library to read when I'm fine, and I sit for an hour." "when I was young, I was so busy that I didn't have time to read it," Yin said. Now that I am retired, I have to study more and enjoy my cultural life. "
When it comes to the changes in life in the village in recent years, Wang Gang, secretary of the party branch in Shiziping village, felt quite deeply. He said that the quality of life of the villagers has improved and they are more in pursuit of spiritual food.
"at the beginning of its establishment, the bookstore implemented a deposit system. Books borrowed were often lost and damaged, and some good books were borrowed for a long time." Wang Gang said, "now, the bookstore implements a deposit-free real-name registration system."
The bookstore has become famous, and the villagers of the neighboring village often come to the bookstore to borrow books and read books. Wang Gang hopes to introduce electronic reading equipment in the future to make the library more modern.
"the size of the study is bigger, and there are more people coming. Reading is a really good thing after all. " He said.