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Small, but a few English kids books
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Kawajima Library is one of the Rainbow Cities Libraries. The other six are Kawagoe, Moroyama, Ogose, Sakado, Tsurugashima and Hidaka. If you live in anyone of these cities you are entitled to borrow books from libraries in the other six cities as well as your own city. Also, if you live in any other area of Hiki district, you are able to borrow books here.
Although you can borrow from this library if you live in Hiki district or one of the rainbow cities, you can't use a library card for libraries in those cities or towns. You have to make a library card specific to Kawajima Town Library. It is free to make a membership card and they make it there on the spot. There is no English available, but I am sure the staff will help you fill it out.
I have visited a lot of the libraries in the area and unfortunately none really stand out. Kawagoe probably has the most English and foreign language books for children. This library, the only library in Kawajima, has only a small selection, but enough for a few sporadic visits over a year. You can borrow up to 10 books for two weeks. There are also other materials you can borrow such as magazines, CDs and DVDs, but these have a shorter borrowing period. The DVDs are also restricted to one per family, not per person. They really don't have a lot of DVDs anyway, but they do have a couple of dual language cartoons, such as Miffy.
Opening hours are 9.30 am to 7 pm from Tuesday to Friday and 9.30 am to 5 pm on weekends. The library is closed on Mondays.