23 Apr '11, 5am

2 new reading services at new Clementi Public Library

SINGAPORE : Singapore has increased its public library count to 24, with the opening of the Clementi Public Library on Saturday. The library is the first to introduce an interactive digital storytelling kiosk, where children can read and listen to a variety of books using touch screen technology. It also offers a so-called "Mystery Brown Bag" service, in which books are pre-selected and packed by librarians according to popular themes. The service will cater to the lunchtime crowd or those who have little time to read. The library, which has a floor area of 1,900 square metres, will have about 150,000 books, magazines and audio-visual material. The collection includes some 83,000 volumes of fiction and non-fiction books for adults and young people, as well as 67,000 children's books. In addition, more than 400 local and international magazines, as well as local newspapers,...

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