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What are some of the National Library Board’s child–friendly features in the libraries?

The newly revamped Bukit Panjang Public Library is the first library to introduce the "Stories Come Alive" room.
The newly revamped Bukit Panjang Public Library is the first library to introduce the "Stories Come Alive" room.PHOTO: NATIONAL LIBRARY BOARD
The Central Public Library is home to My Tree House, the world’s first green library for children.
The Central Public Library is home to My Tree House, the world’s first green library for children.PHOTO: NATIONAL LIBRARY BOARD

Most public libraries have their own areas for children to hone their reading habits. Here are some unique features of what our libraries have to offer.

1. "Stories Come Alive" room

The newly revamped Bukit Panjang Public Library is the first library to introduce the "Stories Come Alive" room. It is equipped with multimedia systems, providing a cutting edge to storytelling by utilising images, lights and sound effects to engage children.

2. My Tree House

The Central Public Library is home to My Tree House, the world's first green library for children. The forest themed Children's zone features a 3.3m-tall treehouse as its centerpiece, and offers interactive games and displays for children to learn about environmental issues.

3. Early Literacy Library


The Early Literacy Library caters to children aged six years old and below. PHOTO: NATIONAL LIBRARY BOARD

Situated at our public and regional libraries including Jurong Regional Library and Bedok Public Library, the Early Literacy Library caters to children aged six years old and below. Meant to develop a child's learning process, books for babies are categorised into themes of Sense and Sensation, Concepts, Languages, Poetry and Rhymes, and Emergent readers.

4. Reading Park


The children's section at Woodlands Regional Library is designed based on the theme of a Reading Park. PHOTO: NATIONAL LIBRARY BOARD

The children's section at Woodlands Regional Library is designed based on the theme of a Reading Park, with an enchanted tree in the centre of the children's section. The design stirs the child's imagination and captures interest. Families naturally gravitate to the "Enchanted Tree" to sit down together to enjoy their favourite books.

Please visit https://www.nlb.gov.sg/VisitUs.aspx for more information on how to visit these libraries.