The 2017 Taipei International Book Exhibition (TiBE) ran from February 8-13 at the Taipei World Trade Center’s exhibition hall. National Central Library uses this yearly exhibition to share its abundant resources with both Taiwanese and foreign readers. This year, NCL also invited National Taiwan Library and National Library of Public Information to join in a joint exhibition entitled Libraries: The Wonderland.
On February 8, an opening ceremony was held at the exhibition, with Deputy Minister of Education Lin Teng-chiao and NCL Director-General Tseng speaking. Deputy Minister Lin said the joint exhibition’s use of sound, images, and books to represent the history of reading was truly wonderful. Director-General Tseng stated in her remarks that the first TiBE was actually held at National Central Library. Because of this, NCL has viewed participating in TiBE each year as a grand occasion. This year marks the first year that all three national libraries in Taiwan have put on a joint exhibition marketing the rich collections and resources available.
The exhibition space was divided into different themes: a main exhibition area, a publications and cultural creations area, an interactive experience area, and a stage performance area. In addition, the stage performance area put on 30 magnificent activities that helped attendees better understand library resources available.