4. Akyaka Turkey's Istanbul Park Mall Shopping Center library within the library of was inaugurated by Culture and Tourism Minister Mehmet Nuri Ersoy participate.
Minister Ersoy, in his speech at the opening ceremony; He said that they will open the Akyaka Park Shopping Center Library, which will serve Istanbul residents for a respite, relaxation and, most importantly, a reading break.
Ersoy Minister stating that this year they have opened 26 new libraries, "Library Services 20 hosts over 57 million books in Turkey are carried out in 1264, including mobile libraries." said.
Stating that they aim to complete the new library buildings, which are included in the investment program and whose projects are ready, within the next year and put them into the service of the nation, Minister Ersoy said:
“As I always say, we are working to make libraries a part of our lives, a part of that flow. I think that reading habits should definitely be one of the routines that should be devoted to time, even if it is 10 or 20 pages a day. This is why we try to make our libraries a quality living space in which we can spend time, and likewise a part of other places where our people spend time. This is why we started the AVM libraries project. We opened 2 of them in Ankara and 1 in Eskişehir. Today, we are opening the 4th with you. In our library, which will serve in a total area of 252 square meters, 5 thousand works are waiting for book lovers. Hopefully, by the end of 2020, we will increase the number of shopping mall libraries to 8. On the other hand, we continue our negotiations with 25 shopping mall management for the next steps.
Minister Ersoy stated that libraries where exhibitions, seminars, conferences, trainings and workshops are held are doors that open to the areas of interest.
“While we increase the number of this door, we also diversify its position. Airport library, station library and shopping mall libraries are examples of this. However, in the age of technology, we also use digital platforms intensively to reach our children and youth. If a step is taken not by sticking to a single point, but by thinking broadly, the goals will be reached both more easily and more accurately. Turkey's first online international literary and publishing promotional portal 'readturkey', the first platform of the first public broadcasting 'e-kitap.gov.t' and most advanced online library applications of our country, 'My Library Cell' will be implemented by the end of the year for mobile apps . ”
Stating that they added the works in the Topkapı Palace Library to the works in the Museum of Islamic Art and the Archeology Museum, which have been digitized, Minister Ersoy said, "We developed the 'Manuscript Portal' to make digitized works accessible to the reader." he spoke.
After the speeches, Minister Ersoy and his entourage opened the library with a ribbon cutting ceremony.
Minister Ersoy then visited the library and met with the young people who came to work. sohbet He.
The opening was also attended by the Mayor of Ümraniye İsmet Yıldırım and the President of the Savings Deposit Insurance Fund (TMSF) Muhiddin Gülal.