MV Logos Hope, the world's largest floating library, opened its doors to the public at 1 p.m. today.
A brief opening ceremony featured a parade of nations which was participated in by some of the vessel's 400 crew members who come from 45 countries.
In his message, MV Logos Hope managing director Seelan Govender said that all they want is to make a positive difference in the world through books.
At the end of the ceremony, ship captain Tom Dyer gave Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama and Provincial Administrator Mark Tolentino, who attended the event on Gov. Hilario Davide III's behalf, books as tokens of appreciation. Rama, in return, gave Dyer a book about Cebu.
The world-traveling vessel, operated by German charity group GBA (Good Books for All), carries some 5,000 titles at affordable prices. They cover a range of subjects including science, sports, hobbies, cookery, arts, medicine, languages and philosophy.
The vessel is open from Tuesday to Saturday at 10 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. On Sunday, it is open from 1 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Ticket is at P20 per person. Children under 13 years old and senior citizens may enter for free.
The MV Logos Hope will be docked at the Malacañang sa Sugbo berth in Pier 1 until May 29.