Ang Mo Kio Community Library

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Coordinates: 1°22′29.17″N 103°50′43.56″E / 1.3747694°N 103.8454333°E / 1.3747694; 103.8454333

Ang Mo Kio Public Library

Ang Mo Kio Public Library (Simplified Chinese: 宏茂桥社区图书馆) is one of the 26 public libraries established by the National Library Board of Singapore. Located along Ang Mo Kio Avenue 6 within walking distance of both Ang Mo Kio and Yio Chu Kang MRT Stations, it serves the residents of the surrounding Ang Mo Kio GRC. As a standalone two-storey building, the library is a prominent landmark in central Ang Mo Kio.

History[edit]

Ang Mo Kio Public Library was officially opened on 17 August 1985 by Yeo Toon Chia, then-Member of Parliament for Ang Mo Kio GRC, and was opened to the public on 19 August.[1] The library was closed in March 2002 for upgrading, and was officially reopened on 5 January 2003 by Vivian Balakrishnan, Minister of State for National Development.[2]

Layout[edit]

Covering an area of 4,277 square metres, the library spans two levels and serves the residents of Ang Mo Kio GRC, which consists of Teck Ghee, Ang Mo Kio-Hougang, Cheng San-Seletar, Jalan Kayu, Sengkang South and Yio Chu Kang.

First floor[edit]

  • Children's collection
  • Adult fiction
  • Magazines
  • Cafe Galilee

Second floor[edit]

  • Young people's collection
  • Adult non-fiction
  • Indian Library Services - containing the most comprehensive collection of Tamil print and audiovisual material among Singapore's libraries.
  • Chinese and Malay collections
  • Quiet Reading Room (Newspapers)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Heng Wong & Naidu Ratnala Thulaja. "Ang Mo Kio Public Library". National Library Board Singapore. Archived from the original on 10 February 2009. Retrieved 2009-02-15. 
  2. ^ "Ang Mo Kio Public Library". National Library Board Singapore. Retrieved 2016-11-01.