Mobile library a reminder of importance of reading

I applaud the National Library Board's (NLB) efforts in launching its mobile library "Molly" to cultivate a renewed interest in reading ("Chapter 3 for Molly, the library on wheels"; Sept 23).

In today's technology-laden environment, many children are hooked on electronic gadgets. They seem to have lost the interest to read or go to a library to borrow books.

Educational initiatives such as the mobile library will help them reconnect through reading.

The design of the mobile library allows children with special needs, people with disabilities and caretakers to access the library and enjoy the facilities with ease.

I hope that parents and schools will continue to encourage children to read and to cultivate positive reading habits that will last a lifetime in developing their interest for knowledge and language.

Darren Chan Keng Leong