(27 Oct 2021) The revamped Choa Chu Kang Public Library, which reopens to the public tomorrow (Oct 28), is one example of how libraries in the future will look like.
The library, with the theme (Re)connect With Nature, is the first in Singapore to be built around the concept of sustainability.
Visitors will be treated to an indoor garden, a hydroponics room, and new digital learning tools such as live streams of nature and updates from the World Wildlife Fund Singapore. These features aim to increase awareness in sustainable living and environmental issues.
Located on the fourth and fifth storeys of Lot 1 shopping mall at Choa Chu Kang, the library underwent a two-year overhaul to become the seventh “next-generation library” in the National Library Board’s (NLB) Libraries and Archives Blueprint 2025 (LAB25). This is the NLB’s masterplan to streamline its library and archive services.
The revamped library boasts an augmented-reality (AR) learning trail, where visitors can experience immersive content by scanning QR codes around the library with their mobile phones.
The Strait Times has more details here.