China's capital city launched its first underground library, "M Subway•Library". The theme of its first activity is "Our Characters".
"M Subway•Library" is a public welfare program initiated by the Beijing MTR and the National Library to provide qualified book resources to the public through the platform of public transportation. The library will organize different themed activities regularly and recommend a dozen free books to the public each year in the long term.
Citizens riding the special train on subway Line 4 now can read e-books provided by the National Library by scanning the QR code in the carriage.
According to Chinanews.com, the deputy curator of the National Library, Wei Dawei, said that he hopes the program can help increase the public facilities' cultural atmosphere and enable the reading and knowledge to "move" and be alive in people's daily lives.