FOUNDER OF BOOKS ON THE MOVE
Inspired by the viral movement of hiding books in the New York Subway by Emma Watson, Carol Koh jumped on the band-wagon by spreading the love of reading in the Malaysian public transport system. The movement gained attention when many friends and friends of friends joined in the fun of hiding books with her. Then Carol stopped and wondered perhaps just hiding the books wasn’t enough to cultivate reading values, so she started devising the idea to build actual library stands in areas with high foot traffic. With that Books on the Move was born. She and her team of volunteers worked tirelessly to not only find sponsors to print the famous Books on the Move stickers but also design a library that would personify the Malaysian culture. The biggest challenge in creating the libraries was to convince Prasarana, the operator of Malaysia’s public transport systems, to allow her to set up the libraries in their train stations. Carol considers getting their approval her biggest accomplishment to date when it comes to the movement.
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