Reading and books can be fun!

Entrance of the NLB Green Library - "My Tree House".

Entrance of the NLB Green Library – “My Tree House”.

Together with City Developments Limited (CDL), National Library Board (NLB) launched an unique green library – “My Tree House” – for kids. The concept of this green library evolves around cultivating our young ones about caring for the environment, with a tree house structure constructed with recyclable materials as the centerpiece.

Tuck away in a corner of the central library, the space that allows the kids to run around is generous. There are little cozy areas that allow children and their parents to make themselves comfortable and read. My 2.5yo girl was pretty excited, literally kicked her shoes off and made herself comfortable in this green library that is filled with fun elements like paper crafts, tree-like bookshelves and cute stools. The colours are soothing and inviting for the kids.

Perhaps we were there in the late evening, hence it wasn’t really crowded in the green library. The shelves were pretty empty, but on closer look, the books selection was quite comprehensive. However I suggest to have an area with the book covers facing forward, especially the toddlers’ section, as forward-facing books encourage reading. Oh, please make sure it’s easy access for the toddlers.

Cute crafts, not at the eye level of the kids though.

Cute crafts, not at the eye level of the kids though.

The centerpiece - "My Tree House".

The centerpiece – “My Tree House”.

Tree made out of plastic bottles in yellow and green color. Can we have Xmas blue and white theme at the end of the year?

Tree made out of plastic bottles in yellow and green color. Can we have Xmas blue and white theme at the end of the year?

Creative bookshelves take on the tree house environmental theme.

Creative bookshelves take on the tree house environmental theme.

We didn't even know the stool can be utilized two ways. So how did we know? Our 2.5yo observed and told us!

We didn’t even know the stool can be utilized two ways. So how did we know? Our 2.5yo observed and told us!

Media area. I'm thinking perhaps this is where the story telling section is held.

Media area. I’m thinking perhaps this is where the story telling section is held.

Cozy reading space for the kids and parents! Love it! You can either sit on the fixture or you can sit on the floor and lean on the fixture.

Cozy reading space for the kids and parents! Love it! You can either sit on the fixture or you can sit on the floor and lean on the fixture.

You can checkout the books within this green library! Very thoughtful.

You can checkout the books within this green library! Very thoughtful.

DETAILS:
“The Tree House” children section is located at Basement 1 @ National Library Singapore, within the Central Library .

Address
National Library Singapore
100 Victoria Street
National Library Building
Singapore 188064

Opening Hours
Mon – Sun : 10.00 am – 9.00 pm
Closes at 5.00 pm on eve of Christmas, New Year and Chinese New Year
Closed on Public Holidays

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