Turkey’s 6th mall library opens

Turkey's sixth mall library, which will host literary and artistic events, music performances and work-shops, has recently opened in Istanbul's Sultangazi district. Vega Istanbul AVM Library covers an area of 258 square meters with 5,000 works.

Stating that there are more than 100 malls in Istanbul and some 500 around Turkey, Culture and Tour-ism Deputy Minister Ahmet Misbah Demircan said in the opening ceremony that all shopping malls should have a library as a social responsibility project as they are visited by millions of people every day.

"The ministry works on these shopping mall libraries with great excitement. But libraries are not enough. It is also necessary to consider theaters, especially venues where children can improve their manual skills."

The books to be taken from the library of the Vega Istanbul AVM can be returned to the library of any other mall in the country.

The ministry also continues negotiations with 25 shopping mall managers to increase the number of li-braries in shopping malls.

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