Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Library@Chinatown, Public Library in a Mall - WW

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Reading Corner resembles a restaurant :P

While shopping with my girlfriends at the newly revamped Chinatown Point, we discovered this cool Library@Chinatown on the fourth floor.

At this self-service public library, visitors who require assistance can speak to a cyber librarian via a hotline at a special Cybrarian kiosk. It is also equipped with the standard self-service borrowing stations and eKiosks for general library transactions.

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a public library in a shopping mall

This new 1000 sq m library is funded privately and staffed almost completely by volunteers. It carries a collection of books and audio-visual materials on Chinese arts and culture (calligraphy, literature, music, painting, traditions, customs and more).

There is also a small selection of books and audio-visual materials in commonly spoken Chinese dialects such as Hokkien, Teochew and Cantonese.

Visitors can also read local and foreign online newspapers on large screens via iPads.

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The Rediffusion Room

There is a  Rediffusion room which allow visitors to enjoy nostalgic dialect hits, activities and talk shows on Chinese festivals, beliefs and food culture within the library.

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Children's corner

Visitors can also look forward to a wide array of programmes such as storytelling sessions, arts appreciation workshops, music and dance workshops, musical performances and poetry reading sessions.

Library@Chinatown
133 New Bridge Road #04-12 Chinatown Point, Singapore 059413. Tel: 6332 3255

Opening Hours :
Mon - Sun : 11.00am - 9.00pm
Closed at 5.00pm on eves of Christmas, New Year and Chinese New Year. Closed on Public Holidays

Bookdrop Hours: 10:00 am to 9:00 pm

5 comments:

  1. A very interesting architecture and layout. What a pleasure for readers!

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  2. The library looks good! Many nice facilities : )

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  3. This is neat! When you get tired from shopping, you can relax here and enjoy a book. How high-tech, a cyber librarian!

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  4. Wow the library looks extremely cozy and inviting. I love the modern layout.

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