On September 9, U.S. Embassy Deputy Chief of Mission (DCM) Edgard Kagan and Chairman of the Perak State Committee on Tourism, Art, Culture, Communication, and Multimedia YB Dato’ Nolee Ashilin Mohamed Radzi co-officiated the launch ceremony of the Lincoln Corner Perak at 1Malaysia Community Library, UTC Perak. More than seventy people, including school students and teachers, Perak state officials, representatives of the U.S. Embassy, American Fulbright English Teaching Assistants (ETA), and local media, attended the ceremony. In his speech, DCM Kagan urged the people of Perak to start utilizing the high quality reading resources available, for free, at the Lincoln Corner. With this new opening, Perakians will now be able to access a universe of multimedia via iPads, enjoy browsing through a collection of high quality American magazines from National Geographic to Oprah, borrow the latest New York Times best sellers, view DVDs and list to Playaway audiobooks, and have fun with the latest Wii games.
The new Lincoln Corner joins a network of 9 Lincoln Corners currently operating in 8 states; Perak, Penang (Seberang Jaya and Georgetown), Kedah, Kelantan, Kuala Lumpur, Melaka, Johor, and Sarawak. 1Malaysia Community Library is a branch library under the Perak State Public Library Corporation.
Lincoln Corners are a gift of the American people to citizens of Malaysia to foster mutual understanding. In addition to reading resources, the Lincoln Corners serve as a platform for dialogues and the exchange of ideas on topics of mutual interest, such as environment, science and technology, education, and culture. More information about the Lincoln Corners can be found at http://goo.gl/yqRCbA .