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No children's section at Orchard library: NLB replies

The Straits Times | Sunday, Nov 2, 2014

We share Ms Grace Tan's passion to promote reading among children ("No books for kids at new library"; Tuesday).

We have children's sections in 24 of our 26 public libraries.

For some of our libraries, we have adopted a thematic focus that offers a richer reading and learning experience to reach out to users of different interests.

Earlier this year, we opened the Early Literacy Library at Jurong Regional Library, for parents and pre-school teachers to encourage reading among toddlers and young children. Close to Orchard Road, we have a beautiful green-themed children's library called My Tree House within the Central Public Library.

For library@orchard, we focused on design, lifestyle and the applied arts. Like the previous library at Ngee Ann City, library@orchard does not have a children's section.

We assure parents that the National Library Board will continue to promote reading among children through outreach programmes, community reading corners and reading spaces in libraries around residential neighbourhoods.

Amarjeet Kaur Gill (Ms)

Director, Public Library Services

National Library Board


This article was first published on Oct 31, 2014.
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