Singapore – a wind tunnel for testing your own inventions, an area for role-playing stories, a room filled with large interactive walls displaying fragments of Singaporean poetry – these are more often seen in upscale parent-child workshops. It is a function that can be
But the new Punggol Local Library, which opened on Monday, will make these materials freely accessible to the general public, as well as resources for people with disabilities.
Located within the One Punggol integrated community hub, the library will span five floors, but currently only the first two floors are available, both for children only. The remaining three floors are scheduled to open in the coming months.
Nonetheless, there’s plenty to explore on soft launch, including the second-floor tinkering space set up by the National Library Board in partnership with the Smithsonian Institution of the United States.
Aimed at getting kids to tackle hands-on problems on their own, engineering challenges like how to build an item that hovers in a wind tunnel or how to build a structure without falling around a wobbly table We encourage you to invent solutions to
In addition, the Stories Come Alive room on the ground floor features interactive screens that animate Singaporean poetry in four official languages.
For example, in a rendition of Singaporean lawyer and author Ronald Wong’s poem “Pung Gol,” children can tap an accompanying pop-up to explore the locations featured in the work. in the 1930s.