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Duke Kunshan University Library 1st Reading Festival

Dear community members:

The Duke Kunshan University Library will hold its 1st Reading Festival to celebrate the World Book Day 2018 in the week of April 23.

Please check the detailed information for each activity:

Activity 1: “You Select, We Collect! ” The 4th Duke Kunshan University Library Book Fair

9:00AM – 17:00PM, April 23 - April 24 (Monday-Tuesday)

Water Pavilion

The 4th Duke Kunshan University Library Book Fair will be held at Water Pavilion on April 23-24 (Monday-Tuesday) from 9:00AM – 17:00PM. Three largest Chinese book vendors will bring around 10,000 volumes of books both in Chinese and English to campus. All Duke Kunshan University community members are welcome to the Book Fair to select titles needed for your teaching/learning/research/professional development. The selected titles will be reviewed, purchased, and processed by Library staff and ready to be checked out within one month.

Activity 2: Readers

April 23 – April 27 (Monday-Friday)

“Readers” is for anyone on campus who is interested in reading. It will be held from April 23 - 27 (Monday-Friday). Library will also set up a stage at Water Pavilion on April 23 and April 24, but please feel free to choose wherever you want to take videos. Participants will choose reading contents by yourself or provided by the Library (please check this link for recommended reading materials: https://guides.library.duke.edu/c.php?g=828489), with up to 5 minutes reading limitation. Please upload the videos to Weibo and @昆山杜克大学Duke_Kunshan, your video will be forwarded and displayed on the Weibo homepage of the Duke Kunshan University. The artistic expression of your videos will not be restricted. The top 3 participants who get the highest numbers of thumbs up will receive special recognition certificates plus special gifts. Every participant will receive a participation gift. All Duke Kunshan University students, faculty, and staff are welcome to join the contest.

Activity 3: Information Treasure Hunt

12:00 PM - 13:00 PM,  April 24 (Tuesday)

Outside of the AB Building (West Gate)

Just to show your intelligence and teamwork! Please form a three-person group and hunt the information treasure together. You may face challenges of total time spent, searching strategies, locating books, and even physical agility. The game will be held from on Tuesday (April 24) from 12:00 PM to 13:00 PM. The starting & ending points will be outside of the West Gate ( - the gate facing the Water Pavilion) of the Academic Building. Please register by scanning the QR code or clicking the register link  below to complete the registration information before Sunday, April 22, 2018. Big prizes are waiting for you.

1) Register Link: https://duke.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_0P02Rga2xiRGD4h


2) Scan the QR code

Activity 4: Book Tree

April 23 – April 27

Location: Beside the 1st floor of Duke Kunshan University Library

The Library will set up a beautiful Book Tree beside the 1st floor Library in the week of April 23.  All Duke Kunshan University members are welcome to share your books and thoughts with us by writing cards and putting cards on the Book Tree. The topic is: the most influential book in your life. You may include title, author and/or one sentence on both side of a card.  We are sure that your sharing and recommendations will be highly appreciated by all!

We are looking forward to your active participation of the four activities in the beautiful Spring!  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us dkulibrary@dukekunshan.edu.cn.