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Yishun Library reopens at new location
Fri, Nov 14, 2008
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Almost twice as big as before, the Yishun Public Library reopened today at its new home at the heart of Yishun Central.

Closed for a month for the relocation, the library is now a few minutes' walk from the bus interchange and MRT station in Yishun. It was previously at Yishun St 22, above the Sembawang Town Council, and had limited access by bus from Yishun Central.

The new library has a floor space of 2,000 sq metres and its seating capacity has increased to 220 seats from 60. The new location provides greater convenience to the elderly and wheelchair users as it is served by the lifts and escalators of Northpoint Shopping Centre.

According to the National Library Board (NLB), the selection of the collection mix is based on the profiles of the Yishun residents, with more than half going into the Adult’s and Young People’s collections. The children's collection boasts 70,000 books and the number of magazine titles has increased from 320 to 350.

To find out about Yishun Library's lineup of programmes for the upcoming school holidays, visit www.golibrary.gov.sg

 

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