Pick up your next book at these revamped public libraries under the National Library Board (NLB)
Need tips on where to go to unwind with a gripping read? Our favourite places for a lit fix include the public libraries under NLB. If you haven’t been to one in a long time, we say it’s time to rediscover them! These libraries have recently reopened with brand-new features and services, and they’ve got our inner bookworms squealing.
A space for all…
Whether you’re deep in discovery of data analytics, bitcoin trends or books from great TV adaptations, there are dedicated spaces for everyone, including discussion zones for teenagers and quiet reading nooks for adults. Some libraries are also home to Early Literacy areas, dedicated for children aged six and below.
We recommend: Bukit Panjang Public Library for its Stories Come Alive Room, which holds digitally enhanced immersive storytelling sessions for kids; and Sengkang Public Library, for its separate, adults-only and tweens-dedicated spaces.
And all in a space!
We can’t stop waxing lyrical about the Tampines Regional Library, even if we tried. This five-storey library is packed with facilities we never would have imagined: cooking workshops in a culinary studio (yes!), study lounge, terraced seating, a chill out space for teens, and more.
We recommend: Checking out PIXEL Labs@NLB in Tampines Regional Library, an interactive space with facilities such as 3D printers and a green screen that lets registered users use for free. Learn new skills through hands-on workshops, informative talks and crafting sessions – you will find more information on upcoming programmes on the NLB Mobile app.
Let’s get digital
In line with the growing needs of a tech-savvy public, many of NLB’s new services are also going digital. Think virtual bookshelves with a large selection of eBook titles, interactive doodle walls, and AutoSorters for returned books.
Tip! Planning a trip to one of these heartland libraries? Your visit isn’t complete without the NLB Mobile app – a handy little tool that lets you scan and borrow your items without having to queue at the borrowing stations. You can also borrow eBooks, or read and download eMagazines and eNewspapers on your mobile device anytime, anywhere.
Read more, read widely and read together – be part of the National Library Board’s National Reading Movement.
This article is sponsored by National Library Board