With so many young people being on-line these days visits to the local library or even the school library are decreasing. Older people sometimes lament the fact that although you can read material on-line, there is no substitute for the feeling of that book in your hands. Younger people would say there is the feeling of that iPad in your hands... With virtual reality around the corner, the new books are story books the reader (the viewer, the participator, the re-live-r, the engager) walks into. Wether it is still a gadget on your head, goggle-like, or not, the new books are story films one walks into; one can even choose an ending. Now it gets creepy...
図書館 としょかん toshokan library map-writing-hall
図書館へいこう toshokan-e ikō let's go to the library
In any case, Japanese children at this stage are encouraged to join up at their local library and this advertisement on a magazine cover tells them all about it. The advertisement is interesting as it also highlights some of the issues of the Japanese language.
ニュースがわかる nyūsu ga wakaru I understand the news