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Yishun public library reopens on 3 Feb with new digital learning zone

Eye-catching screens for readers to browse through e-magazines and e-books at the digital learning zone. (Photo: Nurul Azliah/Yahoo Lifestyle Singapore)

Yishun public library reopens on 3 Feb with innovative features and futuristic decor

Nurul Azliah
Senior Lifestyle Reporter

Avid readers living in Yishun have a reason to visit the new Northpoint City more often as the public library in their neighbourhood is reopening inside the mall this Saturday (3 February) after renovation.

Located on the fourth floor of Northpoint City’s North Wing, the library’s floor area spans 2,530 square metres, or 10 per cent larger than its previous premises.

The library has incorporated several innovative features to enhance the reading and learning experience.

At the digital learning zone, visitors can browse thousands of electronic magazines powered by digital newsstand PressReader.

For those looking to boost their career prospects, they can upgrade their professional skills at seven learning pods, which are equipped with touch-screen monitors and headphones. They can also access online courses via popular website Lynda.com or watch TED Talk videos.

The library’s aesthetics have also been given a lift with brand new furniture and futuristic interior decor. Visitors who enjoy reading in an ambient setting can head to the reading lounge equipped with 26 single seats, each of which has an individual reading light switch.

The typical features of public libraries will also be available at the Yishun public library including a newspaper reading room, a section for young readers and rooms to hold events and workshops.

In line with the reopening, the library has lined up a slew of programmes for February, details of which can be found on its website.

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