|Marine Parade Public Library|
Marine Parade Public Library - June School holiday activity
"Ipad is boring, Ipad makes your eyes go blind"
These were the exact words from me, the big brother. In addition to this, I had
bug asked Daddy to bring me to the library to borrow a book on insects. Given that we are Generation D (Digital). touching a book is a rare event. This has prompted Daddy to add the Library to our Things to do during June school holidays. Since we lived near Marine Parade Public Library , it would be our first library destination as a family for the holidays.
We went there after my class in Tien Hsia . We parked at the public carkpark in the housing estate and took a walk to the library ( do note that there isn't any carpark in the library) The walk to the library from the carpark is charming due to the open spaces and the sea breeze.
Fact: Do you know the library is open from Monday to Sunday from 10am to 9pm ?
|Walk to the library|
The last time Daddy went to Marine Parade library was when it was still located at Marine Parade Central. The place is now occupied by Fairprice Finest. Daddy always image the library to be rows and rows of shelves filled with old books. In fact he thought that the books are probably be older than me since the current library was opened in 2000.
Imagine his surprise when a bright and inviting place greeted us. The kids section is located on the second floor. The books are neatly place and there are corners of learning tools and information that a child can interact with. In fact it looks like a little playground rather than a library. Do note the rules have not changed in the library. You still have to be silence and no playing!
We thought it may be difficult to locate the book, however we were kindly directed to the Preschooler Corner (yes, they have a preschooler corner). It is located next to the lift and we found the books we want in less than 5 minutes. In addition, Daddy has to add that the books are NOT older than me. In fact , some of them are pretty new and unused ( Does it mean nobody visit the library anymore?)
Actually we were quite surprised to see BIG kids studying at the kids level. It's either we are not growing according to our growth chart or that these BIG kids may not be kids.
|Big Kids Corner?|
Surprisingly the Big Kids have small tables that seemed to be custom made for them. Daddy admires these 'kids' enthusiasm for studies, but he also feel the library should provide them proper areas to study. Nevertheless Daddy has done such public studies before when he was younger, so he understands their position.
|Enjoying my book|
|Louis found a book too!|
|Reading Tips for parents|
Nevertheless for those with kids, you can get them a card by bringing their birth certs and your IC for application. Membership is open to all Singaporeans and PR.You can check the library guide for more details.
Fact: You can borrow up to
|Scoop of Art|
|The books we borrowed|
|Free Gift if you borrow 12 books.|
|Do note that there are activities during the school holidays as well! There will be special activity for kids on 2 June @ Marine Parade Public Library|
Scoop of Art
Sun-Thurs : 10am to 10pm
Fri : 10am to 11pm
Sat : 930 am to 11pm
Tel : 63456563
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