12 May '12, 11am

National Library to have world's first green library for kids

National Library to have world's first green library for kids

SINGAPORE: The National Library will be home to the world's first green library for kids in 2013, when the kids section of the National Library is transformed into an eco-landscape. Dubbed "My Tree House", the new library section is designed with environmental sustainability in mind, from its design and infrastructure. It is modelled after an enchanted forest, with spaces for hands-on learning. The green theme will extend to the 70,000-strong book collection, of which some 30 per cent will focus on green topics such as animals, plants, nature and climate change. The National Library Board (NLB) plans to work with other public agencies such as the Ministry of Environment and Water Resources and national water agency PUB to develop the library's collection, and to use the library for environmental education and outreach. Also on the cards are activities, such as games and st...

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