January 21, 2022

Singapore: “Revamping Libraries to be Vibrant Places of Learning”

From The Straits Times:

Four newly renovated libraries will reopen this year in Sengkang, Bukit Panjang, Tampines and Bedok, with facilities such as a workspace with 3D printers and a storytelling room for children.

Adults will also be encouraged to read more as well as more widely, following a national survey that found only one in five adults reads books more than once a week.

Yesterday, Minister for Communications and Information Yaacob Ibrahim fleshed out these two broad thrusts of his ministry’s plans this year to promote reading and sustain a vibrant reading culture.

He said during the debate on the Ministry of Communications and Information’s budget: “Our libraries are places for learning no matter what stage we are in life.

“But libraries are also community places for our people to learn from each other, to come together and share their knowledge and experiences.”

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See Also: Direct to Full Text of Comments About Libraries by Minister for Communications and Information Yaacob Ibrahim (via Singapore Ministry of Communications and Information)

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