Making libraries more elder-friendly

SINGAPORE-We thank Mrs Jennie Cheong for her suggestions ("Make library more elder-friendly"; Nov 14) and will explore ways to help our senior visitors browse the books on our shelves more conveniently.

A selection of large-print books is available in our libraries, and there are separate sections for such books at Toa Payoh and Queenstown public libraries.

We distribute reading kits to seniors bimonthly, recommending books on topics that are relevant to them, such as food, health and hobbies.

There are special spaces within our libraries for seniors to enjoy free Internet access. Customised IT programmes are also offered at Woodlands Regional Library.

We are happy that our libraries serve as places for seniors to enrich themselves and seek new knowledge.

Amarjeet Kaur Gill (Ms) Director, Public Library Services National Library Board

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