Shanghai's first “forest library” opened to the public
The first “forest library” in Shanghai recently opened to the public, giving readers the chance to relax and read in a natural environment. Known as Read & Joy Forest, the forest library was jointly launched by Pudong New Area and Shanghai Library and is located in an urban green space area near Shanghai Library East. Covering an area of 20,546 square meters, it allows visitors to take a pleasant walk in the quiet and verdant forest, which includes Camphor, Cedar and Osmanthus trees.
The design of the forest library ensures minimal disturbance to the forest, with existing green spaces connected by wooden walkways.
The library is in the open air and equipped with facilities such as benches and an information booth.
Most of the visitors to the forest library were young people and parents with their children, who either immersed themselves in reading or took leisurely strolls in the forest.