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[NEWS] Kaohsiung Public Library Encourages Young People to Explore the Youth Power in the Library on International Youth Day

Every year, we commemorate International Youth Day on August 12th. It is an awareness day designated by the United Nations in 1999 to draw the world attention to challenges and problems faced by youth everywhere. To commemorate International Youth Day, Kaohsiung Public Library (KPL) has organized a series of activities and lectures from August 12th to October. Due to the impact of the pandemic, lectures in August will be held online and the other activities are also subject to change.


The lecture series and reading parties include four main themes: international engagement, local culture, international reporting, and gender issues. The speakers include Chiayo Kuo, the chairperson of Taiwan Digital Diplomacy Association, Wei Chang, the founder of Zazaeye Association, Sarah Hsin-Ju Chung, Founder & CEO of Like It Formosa, Yun-jie Liao, freelance journalist and Liu Zhiyu, the author of "Goddess Buffett".


KPL has always made efforts to empower young people in the city. The annual "Kaohsiung Youth Literature Award" with a total award of 350,000 NTD has been an important platform for young people to publish their works. Submissions end at the end of September. In addition to the existing "Firework Lectures", "Arrive in the Future Early Literature Camp", "Add More Value to Your Learning Power", "World Youth in the Library" and "Youth School" held in the Main Library, some activities are co-organized with Kaohsiung Literature Library and Lee-Ko-Yung Memorial Library.


Chiayo Kuo, the chairperson of the Taiwan Digital Diplomacy Association was invited to be the first speaker of the lecture series. Her talk about using online chatting to help Taiwan make friends and digital diplomacy attracted many young people to attend online. Moreover, when KPL resumed services after the alert was downgraded to level 2, many young people found a new attraction on the 7F of the Main Library. It is a new exhibition area centering on the theme of "youth". Books surrounding the themes of this year's lecture series are displayed in the exhibition area.


Yi-Cheng Lin, the Acting Director of KPL said, Taiwanese athletes participating in Tokyo Olympics 2020 have broken records and made the world see and recognize Taiwan. Many of these outstanding athletes probably made up their minds when they were young. Hence, KPL hoped to help young people explore their aspiration and encourage young people to take on different challenges.


To commemorate International Youth Day, KPL has organized a series of activities. Visitors are welcome to visit the theme book exhibition on the 7F.





Poster of KPL International Youth Day Events

Updated2021-08-23 PM 05:31:46