At over 58,000 square meters, Singapore’s National Library has something for everyone! Finding your way around this massive facility can be daunting, so Little Steps is here to help you navigate your way around this amazing building! The National Library building houses the National Library Board, the Central Public Library, and the Lee Kong Chian Reference Library, all linked by sky-bridges on every floor.
Central Public Library: Located in the basement, this is a great library for children of all ages. Here you’ll find the world’s first green library for kids with My Tree House (pictured), containing a collection of 45,000 books suitable for children aged 4 to 12, in four languages! There are interactive e-reading kiosks, a cozy reading corner, and storytimes every second, third and fourth Saturday of the month and every Sunday, from 12:30pm – 1 pm.
Lee Kong Chian Reference Library: Located on levels 7 to 13, this is a great resource for information on or about Singapore and the region.
A visit to Singapore’s National Library is a perfect excursion if you have kids of varying ages, and it’s free! To learn more about Singapore’s best libraries for kids, click here.
You could spend an entire day here enjoying the modern amenities and learning about Singapore's rich history!
Parents looking for an educational, yet fun way to entertain the kiddos on a rainy (or hot) day!
Grab a bite to eat at the Hanis Cafe on the first level. There, you'll find pastas, soups, salads, and delicious baked goods at reasonable prices. Try to go early to land a seat, as many students use this spot as a place to study.
National Library Singapore
100 Victoria Street, National Library Building, Singapore 188064
+65 6332 3255
Open daily 10am - 9pm, and closed on Publc Holidays.
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