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 Post subject: Temporary library
PostPosted: Wed Nov 23, 2016 4:51 pm 
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A van arrived at the kaido pier yesterday.
It's a portable library, presumably to operate next to the DAB Plaza for the months/years/decades they take to build the new palace on the old location.


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 Post subject: Re: Temporary library
PostPosted: Sun Dec 11, 2016 1:05 am 
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So the library closes on 28 Dec and they will take up to THREE YEARS to build YLF's $50 million white elephant

Three fucking years of using the tiny portable library? Well, it'll be nice going there to consult references or read the newspaper in the 100 square foot van.

Will it be worth it in the end? Who knows, I'll be unlikely to see it.
Three years is way beyond "temporary" in the real world. Already there was not enough space for locals, especially students to study. All to spend millions on another fat white elephant project "Heritage and Cultural Showroom", which will have nothing of any interest to anyone.

But YLF will be there to cut the ribbon.


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 Post subject: Re: Temporary library
PostPosted: Wed Dec 14, 2016 7:28 pm 
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Service stop to continue providing services during temporary closure of North Lamma Public Library

"The Leisure and Cultural Services Department (LCSD) announced today (December 9) that North Lamma Public Library in Islands District will be temporarily closed, starting from December 28 this year, to carry out the project of Yung Shue Wan Library cum Heritage and Cultural Showroom, Lamma Island under the Signature Project Scheme (Islands District). North Lamma Public library is expected to reopen in 2019.

During the temporary closure of North Lamma Public Library, the LCSD will set up a provisional library service stop at TGLA No. TIS 785, Yung Shue Wan Plaza Road, Lamma Island (near Yung Shue Wan Plaza) to continue providing district residents with library services such as the borrowing of books and compact discs, catalogue searching, reservation of library materials, readers' advisory services, etc.

The opening hours of the provisional library service stop are as below:

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday: 9.45am - 1pm, 2pm - 4.30pm
Public Holidays *: 9.15am - 1pm
Every Tuesday, Friday and Sunday: Closed

* All libraries will be closed on the following public holidays:
New Year's Day, the first, second and third days of the Chinese New Year, Good Friday, Christmas Day and Boxing Day.

For enquiries, please call 6080 3528 or visit https://www.hkpl.gov.hk/en/locations/islands/library/north-lamma.html"


South Lamma library, close to Sok Kwu Wan ferry pier:
https://www.hkpl.gov.hk/en/locations/islands/library/south-lamma.html

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 Post subject: Re: Temporary library
PostPosted: Wed Dec 28, 2016 5:33 pm 
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Today our new library is operational.
About 100 sq ft, 1/10th the number of books, no newspapers, but no desks or seats to read them at anyway, and no public terminals or gov wifi -- plenty of people used to work at or outside the library on a nice day using that.

Also no book return boxes, which they said they would do something about, but no commitment. With the library only open 24 hours a week, these are necessary.
Same (inadequate) hours as previously. Tens of millions to pour concrete for more white elephants, nothing for more manhours to provide the service.
Better than nothing, of course, and you can still order any book in HK to be delivered to Lamma via the online catalogue:
https://www.hkpl.gov.hk/en/index.html


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 Post subject: Re: Temporary library
PostPosted: Fri Jan 27, 2017 3:05 am 
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I asked LCSD what happened to the book return boxes, a month later we still don't have any.

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Sender: "Jimmy KC KWAN" <jkckwan@lcsd.gov.hk>
Date: Thu, 26 Jan 2017 18:41:18 +0800

Dear Mr. Sargent,

Thank you for your email dated 18th Jan., 2017 regarding the book drop services of Provisional North Lamma Public Library.

As you may already aware, North Lamma Public Library is undergoing redevelopment under the Islands District’s Signature Project Scheme (SPS). The Provisional North Lamma Public Library Services Stop has already been established at TGLA No. TIS 785, Yung Shue Wan Plaza Road to provide basic library services during the interim period.

We agree with you that book drop that was previously set up outside the old library should be relocated. However, the book drop was exposed to outdoor and the base unit has been badly corroded after more than 10 years of services and no longer suitable for further alteration. In view of the physical condition of the book drop, it was not fitted for installation after demolishing and the book drop services have to be temporary suspended at the moment.

Please be assured that the book drop issue is being critically examined and alternatives are being explored including altering and deploying other book drop to suit our site condition. We have accorded priority to set up the book drop and resume the book drop service .as soon as possible..

Thank you once again for your support to our library services. Should you have further enquiries, please feel free to contact me at 60803528.

Yours sincerely,

KWAN Kin-chung

for Director of Leisure and Cultural Services


How many months does it take to work out how to put a steel box with a slot there?
Our government at work...


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 Post subject: Re: Temporary library
PostPosted: Thu Mar 09, 2017 4:10 pm 
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Another month later, still no book return box.
Billions for pouring concrete, no interest in providing useful services at minimal cost.


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 Post subject: Re: Temporary library
PostPosted: Tue Mar 14, 2017 7:34 pm 
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Relentless nagging finally paid off.

LCSD wrote:
Dear Mr. Sargent,

Thank you for your email dated 6.3.2017 regarding the progress of the book drop installation works of Provisional North Lamma Public Library.

Pleased be informed that the installation works has been completed on 14.3.2017 and the book drop services has been resumed on the same day.

Thank you once again for your support to our library services. Should you have further enquiries, please feel free to contact me at 60803528.

Yours sincerely,

KWAN Kin-chung

for Director of Leisure and Cultural Services


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 Post subject: Re: Temporary library
PostPosted: Wed Mar 15, 2017 7:14 am 
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Congratulations on your "Relentless Nagging Finally Paying Off!"
Good on you and all temp library users!

This is also a great title for a Lamma-zine story!

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 Post subject: Re: Temporary library
PostPosted: Wed Mar 15, 2017 6:32 pm 
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And here it is.


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