Malacca gets e-mobile library
NATIONAL Semiconductor recently donated an e-mobile library worth RM340,000 to the Malacca Public Library Corporation as part of the company's Community Care Programme aimed at promoting the reading habit and improving Internet access among the rural communities in Malacca.
Eddie Sweeney, the senior vice-president of Worldwide Human Resources, National Semiconductor Corporation, presented the e-mobile library to Riza Feisal Sheik Said, Director of the Malacca Public Library Corporation, in the presence of Aziz Ghani, state deputy education exco at the handover ceremony at SK Pulai in Merlimau.
Speaking at the handover ceremony, Sweeney said the e-mobile project is National Semiconductor's second major community project in Malacca, the first being the donation of half a million ringgit to purchase 10 haemodialysis machines for the St John Ambulance Haemodialysis Center in the year 2000.
“We envisage, in time to come, a vibrant Malacca with an IT-savvy population. National Semiconductor is pleased to play a role in helping to realise this vision.”
The e-mobile library, eye-catching in National Semiconductor's rich corporate blue and bearing its logo, is all set to hit the streets.
“Residents and school children will have no problem in recognising the bright blue of the e-mobile library as it travels around the designated schools in Alor Gajah, Jasin, Masjid Tanah, Kuala Sungai Baru Merlimau and Jeram,” said Riza Feisal.
The fortnightly service will cater specially to the needs of residents who have no access to a public library or the Internet. It has books on a wide range of subjects from philosophy, psychology, the arts, the social sciences, mathematics, technology and the natural sciences to CDs on religion, geography and culture as well as educational games etc.
For more information on the service, please contact the Malacca Public Library Corporation at 06-2824859.