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Jurong Regional Library gets dedicated early literary section with more than 60,000 books

Published on Apr 10, 2014 12:23 PM
Childcare read at Singapore's first early literacy section at the Jurong Regional Library on April 10, 2014. -- ST PHOTO: MARK CHEONG 

A section with over 60,000 books and audio-visual materials for children aged six and below has been set aside for visitors at the Jurong Regional Library.

The collection is categorised into themes such as concepts, languages, and poetry and rhymes. Resources guiding parents on interacting with their children through songs, rhymes and games are also available at the library.

Located in the basement of the National Library Board's Jurong Regional Library, this Early Literacy library has been divided into two spaces. One section is for children three and below while the second section if for those aged between three and six.

Ms Sim Ann, who toured the library with her two-year-old son, said children who become interested in reading from an early age are "more confident, articulate and have a greater sense of curiosity about the world". "The Early Literacy Library is also designed with conducive spaces that promote parent-child bonding," she said.