Surprisingly, there wasn't the usual stampede into the library. Things went pretty smoothly and orderly during the first hour on a bright sunny Friday morning. The crowd started to pick up around 1pm. The re-opening of JWCL was kept low-key. There was no ribbon-cutting exercise or lion dances etc.
From the outside of the premises of the Frontier Community Place, the PA logo wasn't put up yet. The CC wasn't ready for operations yet. No programmes were being held. But I think more people will drop by the library as word of mouth gets around.
It's JWCL's 10th Anniversary, btw. You can place your birthday greetings on this giant birthday card.
For sure, parents and kids will love the Children's Section at Level 2. Storytelling Sessions are on Saturdays:
Here's the Teens section on level 3 (same level where the Graphic Novels section's located) -- go add Your Voice to the teens expression wall:
One thing this re-opened JWCL has is definitely SPACE! I'm sure the regulars of JWCL would really like the new environment. Much more spacious that the previous one over at the mall.
The collection's pretty well-stocked too, but don't just take my word for it. :)
When the PA programmes are in full-swing, things will get really interesting, I think. For directions on how to get to JWCL, click here.
[Ref: Media Release: Re-opening of Jurong West Community Library (JWCL)]