The library@chinatown celebrates its 10th anniversary offering new and diverse programmes to promote reading, learning and discovery for all.
Venue: library@chinatown, 133 New Bridge Rd, #04-12 Chinatown Point, Singapore 059413
Opening Hours: 11 am - 9 pm
library@chinatown, the National Library Board’s (NLB) first partner library that is fully supported by the community and run by volunteers, marked its tenth anniversary with an evening of celebration for partners and volunteers.
library@chinatown's success is a testament to the power of community partnership. Supported by Kwan Im Thong Hood Cho Temple and CP1 Pte Ltd, the library has been able to offer a diverse range of programmes and resources that promote Chinese arts and culture. Additionally, the library's team of nearly 300 volunteers has played a critical role in maintaining and promoting the library's collection and advocating good library etiquette.
New Programmes and Collections
The library@chinatown marks its 10th anniversary by launching several new programmes and collections. These include a monthly Children Reading Club conducted in Chinese, offering children aged four to eight years old the opportunity to learn more about Chinese literature. The Qing History Reading Club, which offers literature, arts and history of China's Qing Dynasty, will also offer English quarterly sessions for more patrons to discover. Traditional Chinese Medicine wellness programmes, workshops on Chinese opera and musical instruments, and an AI Chinese chess robot will also be available at the library.
NLB has refreshed and expanded library@chinatown's collections, including topics and genres beyond Chinese arts and culture. The Adults' collection now includes books on digital readiness and computer literacy for seniors.
Meanwhile, the Children's collection has been broadened to include more fiction and non-fiction books, including popular titles in English. Additionally, the library has expanded its travel content to cover popular destinations such as Thailand and Japan.
The NLB continues to be committed to reimagine libraries and archives with the community, as outlined in its LAB25 plans. Through its new programmes and expanded collections, library@chinatown continues to promote reading, learning and discovery for all.