From Channel News Asia:
More libraries will be given facelifts in the next few years, and new libraries will also be built, said Minister of State (Communications and Information) Sim Ann on Tuesday (Mar 10) in Parliament.
Among the new features the National Library Board is working on is the setting up of IDA Lab in Jurong Regional Library. Slated to open later this year, the lab will let users tinker with gadgets such as 3D printers and micro-controllers.
On Members of Parliament’s suggestions to introduce more themed libraries in the heartlands, Ms Sim said a dedicated “teen space” will be set up in Pasir Ris Public Library while the new Tampines Regional Library will be integrated with a culinary studio.
Last year, about 24 million visits were made to libraries and 34 million loans processed.
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