Shenyang City Children’s Library (SCCL) was established in April, 1951. It is currently situated in 131 Chaoyang Street of Shenhe District, covering 3,300 square meters. With a staff of more than 50, SCCL has a collection of over 800,000 volumes, a subscription to over 700 newspapers and periodicals, as well as nearly 30,000 pieces of audio-visual materials and electronic publications. It now serves as Children's Literature Information Center, Juvenile Reading Activities Center, Various Types of Children's Library (Rooms), and the center for Consultation and Research of Primary and Middle School Library Services in Shenyang.
The services of SCCL are available to 1.2 million children and parents, as well as children’s educators. SCCL currently has more that 10 rooms which are open to readers, including Primary & Middle Schools’ Loan Room, Parent-child Loan Room, Comprehensive Reading Room, Toy Room, Audio-visual Resources Room, Reference & Consultation Room, Electronic Reading Room, Activity Room and Self-study Room. Annually, reader’s reception is up to 300,000 person times; the number of circulating books reaches 600,000 per year; more than one hundred reading activities of various scales are held throughout the year. Acting on the principles of “ Opening up to the public and serving the society”, SCCL has established characteristic reading bases in schools such as Municipal Reform School, Municipal School For Deaf-mutes and Municipal Primary School for Children of Migrant Workers, providing special services for the disadvantaged children. In addition, more than 30 library branches and mobile book stations have been set up in the whole city, county (district), schools, communities, kindergartens, etc. SCCL is making great efforts to provide services for children in remote areas as it continues to diversify service channels and expand the coverage of services.
Proactive and innovative, SCCL consistently adheres to the purpose of the library - “Educating through books”. On the basis of varied and colorful reading activities, SCCL makes great efforts to build up the service brand, and make the features of its work prominent, giving full play to the socio-cultural function of Shenyang City Children’s Library. Widespread social influence and significant achievements have been made: it has repeatedly been awarded by national, provincial and municipal departments. SCCL has been rated as “Top Provincial Library” in 1995, 1998 and 2004, and has successively won the honorary titles of Advanced Unit in Carrying out the Activity of “The Red Scarf Reading Medal”, National Readers’ Favorite Library, Provincial Advanced Unit of Children’s Education, and Provincial & Municipal Advanced Unit, etc.
Address: 131 Chaoyang Street, Shenhe District, Shenyang
Closed on: Monday