The newly upgraded Tampines Regional Library is all set to reopen on 5 Aug, after relocating to Our Tampines Hub.
Besides boasting of “a larger space for patrons to read, with more than 400,000 books available,” the redesigned branch has been engineered to be a “high-tech library” featuring new services that the National Library Board (NLB) is experimenting on in hopes of introducing new ideas to other library branches.
One of the new ideas that can be found at the Tampines Regional Library are several stationary exercise bikes that have been installed in the health section of the library. The bikes, which includes a stand readers can use to place their books upon, overlook the new football pitch within Our Tampines Hub.
Second, on top of the usual printing and photocopying services, the Tampines Regional Library is to offer free video editing and 3D printing services. The library includes a lab in collaboration with the Info-Communications Media Development Authority’s (IMDA) PIXEL Labs, and is equipped with 3D printers, video editing software and a green screen.
Programmes and workshops aimed at helping library users to hone their skills will also be conducted.
Cooking classes are also to be organised within the library, in a collaboration with the People’s Association. The classes will be conducted at the library’s cooking studio, which is free to use for all. A space for storytelling sessions has also been carved out.
Besides the new additions, the library been redesigned in a way that appeals to all age groups. The children’s section, for example features the covers of books since children are more visual,
Check out photos of the new library branch here:
The upgraded Tampines library has a cooking studio and exercise bikes. We got a peek ahead of its reopening:
Posted by Channel NewsAsia on Monday, 31 July 2017