World's first green library for kids

A new library to be located in the Singapore National Library Building is steered by green principles in all facets from design to its collections.

8 June 2012

Called 'My Tree House', it is a unique green library purposefully conceptualised, constructed and operated with environmental sustainability in mind.

The library has been designed to create an enchanted forest ambience with fun spaces for hands-on learning and reflections. 'My Tree House' takes its name aptly after the centrepiece which is a tree house structure constructed with recyclable materials. It will evoke the feeling of a special place for children as featured in story books.

Targeted for completion in mid-2013, the library will be home to 70,000 books. About 30% of these books will focus on green topics such as animals, plants, nature, water resources, environment and climate change.

A wide range of tailored activities such as games, storytelling and craft-making are being planned to spur interest in children ages 4 to 12.

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