Vu The family's bookcase has contributed to promoting the learning and talent encouragement movement and building a learning society in the locality.
Vu The family's bookcase is one of six outstanding private bookcases in the country granted certificates of merit by the Ministry of Culture, Sports, and Tourism
Vu The family's bookcase in Mau Tai hamlet, Cam Dien commune, Cam Giang district, is honored to be one of six outstanding private bookcases in the country granted certificates of merit by the Ministry of Culture, Sports, and Tourism for achievements in serving the community with books, contributing to developing reading culture in the 2014 – 2019 period.
All visitors to Vu The family's bookcase are impressed since it looks like a miniature library neatly and scientifically arranged.
In 2004, Vu The family's bookcase was formed and placed in the worshipping house of the family.
The bookcase is not only for juniors in the family but also for people in the hamlet and commune. Any enthusiast can come to read or borrow books.
At the time of establishment, there were only a few hundred books presented by expatriates in the bookcase. At present, there are more than 2,000 book titles sorted by topic, from legal education to health care, psychology, agricultural techniques, comics for children, etc., in the bookcase.
Vu The family has issued operational regulations for the bookcase with a book borrowing journal.
Every day, readers can come and read book right in the tranquil precinct of the worshipping house. There are hundreds of turns of people coming there to read and borrow books each month.
To pupils, socio-scientific and history books are indispensable spiritual dishes on weekends. As for many elderly people, this is a place to exchange views on issues in books and newspapers.
"I often come here to read books after school. I really love historical comics," said Nguyen Ngoc Uyen Trang, a pupil of class 5B, Cam Dien Primary School.
To further enrich the bookcase, descendants of the family often contribute many new books and newspapers. In every early spring meeting and on the occasion of Thanh Minh (grave visiting festival), the family calls on descendants to donate books. Every year, the family deducts its Learning Encouragement Fund to buy a few dozen to hundreds more books.
Many book lovers in and outside the district have also come to read or present books to the family. In 2019, the family was given more than 100 book titles by the provincial Library.
"The bookcase not only contributes to improving the knowledge of descendants but also preserves traditional and cultural value of my family. Disadvantaged local children unable to buy books can read books here for free," said Vu The Khuong, head of the second line of the family and direct manager of the bookcase.
Thanks to attention to developing reading culture, the number of good pupils and pupils passing entrance exams to universities and colleges in Vu The family increases year by year.
Vu The family's bookcase has also contributed to promoting the learning and talent encouragement movement and building a learning society in the locality.