China tends to pay more attention to the public libraries and encourages people to take full advantage of them. The latest released statistical figures show that the number of Chinese public libraries has increased year by year. Many libraries with renovation and extension create quiet and comfortable environment for readers.There are not only all kinds of references provided but also lectures and exhibitions held. In recent years, many figure libraries have appeared, which could save the space of storing books. Several libraries also supply self-services systems to make borrowing and returning books more convenient, meeting readers’ needs further.
In recent years, a growing number of museums in China are open to the public for free. The time of exhibition and the number of visitors has all risen dramatically. In front of the gate of some well-received museums, long lines is very common. These museums have to take measures to limit the number of visitors. Nowadays, with the forms of exhibition becoming increasingly various, some large museums are using the advanced technologies like multimedia and virtual reality to make exhibitions more attractive. Not a few museums are also holding exhibitions on line, where people can view rare and valuable exhibits. However, the experience of viewing exhibits on the scene is more attractive to most visitors.
In recent years, the Chinese government has increased its investment in the construction of gymnasiums to meet people’s rapidly-growing demands for bodybuilding. Besides, many cities have modified old factories and commercial buildings to increase the number of local gymnasiums. Under the support of the government’s fund, an increasing number of gymnasiums are open to the public free of charge or for a low fee. Many gymnasiums have improved their service through modern information technology, which enables people to book and pay in advance. It can be predicted that with the continuous improvement of sports facilities, more and more people will take exercises in gymnasiums.