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| As prescribed in the Library Law, libraries collect mainly books to be used by local people in order to cultivate their minds, as well as for research recreation. Needless to say, with possessions of numerous materials, such as books, it is important as well as necessary for libraries to have facilities where people can study comfortably and engage in recreation.
In addition, libraries have outreach program, for example, reading stories for children. Members of a civic voluntary group registered at a library are reading a picture book in a room at the library in the above photograph.