Play

Punggol Regional Library Opens With Children’s Features In Singapore

With Dedicated Offerings For Kids And Accessible Features

Punggol Regional Library In Singapore

Animated poetry, interactive stories, and toys – reading and learning are accessible and fun, especially for young children, at the new Punggol Regional Library.

Located within One Punggol, the library opened its first two floors with dedicated offerings for children on both levels, the library will serve the needs of the community in Punggol, which has one of the highest proportions of children below five years old in its resident population. All five floors of the library are expected to open a few months later.

The library’s first two floors, which will open daily from 12pm to 9pm, have dedicated collections and spaces for children of all ages, where they will be able to broaden their learning about the world and develop 21st-century skills. For instance, the World and Us Zone features reading materials from around the world – including books donated by foreign embassies – on themes such as geography, culture, and migration.

Other features that kids can enjoy are:

  • Spark!Lab™, a DIY tinkering space set up in partnership with the Smithsonian Institution for children (aged 7 to 12 years) to participate in hands-on activities and create innovative solutions to different challenges
  • TinkerTots where children (aged 6 years and below) can play with educational toys and learn about the world through simple tinkering activities
  • Toy Library offers regular toys, educational aids, puppets, and costumes for children (aged 6 years and below) to play with
  • Storyteller Cove, a space with animations, illustrations, and activity stations including for prop-making, to inspire children (aged 7 to 12 years) to create their own stories
  • Stories Come Alive Room which uses moving images and text, and light and sound effects to make storytelling an immersive and interactive experience

On top of the Accessible Collection and Calm Pods, other accessible features available in Punggol Regional Library include:

  • Assistive technology devices such as colored keyboards with larger keys to aid persons with visual impairment
  • Wheelchair-accessible book borrowing stations, and the new Borrow-n-Go, where wheelchair users can borrow books more easily by simply going through the dedicated passageway
  • The Accessible icon will be marked on selected facilities and spaces to indicate that persons with disabilities will have priority to use them

NLB has also launched the Accessible Membership which provides an expanded scope of library services across all its libraries for persons with disabilities, on top of basic library membership privileges. These services include a longer borrowing period (from 21 days to 42 days) and free reservation of items (which costs SG$1.57 per item).

For more information, please visit the NLB website, and NLB’s FacebookInstagramLinkedIn and YouTube channels.

Why Little Steps Loves It:​

New place in the hood with facilities catered to kids to promote the love for reading.

Who It's Perfect For:

Everyone!

What Else:​

Punggol Regional Library will also have a team of more than 200 volunteers, who have been trained for roles such as helping patrons check out the new features of the library, guiding them on how to borrow books, and supporting programs for children. Those who are interested to volunteer at the library may e-mail their inquiries to [email protected].

Where To Find It:​

  • Punggol Regional Library
  • 1 Punggol Drive One Punggol, #01-12, Singapore 828629

Additional Info:​

Image Credit: National Library Board

Want More?

Little Steps Asia knows what families need.
Sign up for our email newsletters to get the most out of Asia!

SIGN UP

Singapore Tips, Deals + Events.

Pregnant?

Sign up for the Bump Club to get exclusive info + deals.

We Know Asia

Weekly Emails for Bump Club, Travel and More!

GIVEAWAY

Win A Four-Night Stay For Four In Sri Lanka With Teardrop Hotels

Win 2 Nights Near Colombo And 2 Nights In Galle!

RSVP for Punggol Regional Library Opens With Children’s Features In Singapore