Cultivating the good habit of reading with a free book-sharing service


Rumah Buku Taman Aman operates on the concept of “read and share”. Photo: The Star/Ming Teoh

If you go for a walk at local park Taman Aman in Petaling Jaya, you might have come across a small wooden structure shaped like a traditional house on stilts. It contains books and these are free for borrowing.

Rumah Buku (House of Books) Taman Aman, as it’s called, was launched early this year by the Community Library of Petaling Jaya, in partnership with the PJ City Council (MBPJ) and the Friends of Taman Aman (FOTA) club, to cultivate a strong reading habit among families and children in the area. It is operational from 7am to 7pm (but times may change during the pandemic).

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