Thursday, November 13, 2008

Yishun Public Library blogger's preview

[From this post]

Two bloggers emailed me saying they were interested in the Yishun Public Library preview tonight: mrsbudak and Paul.

Unfortunately, Paul couldn't make it, as he was still at work at 6.30pm (he did qualify that be might not be able to make it down, and he was nice enough to email me when he was still stuck in office).

My colleague, Isaak, led the tour.

We had a nice chat with mrsbudak. At one point, I expressed surprise that there was any response at all to the call for bloggers.

mrsbudak responded:

"Why not?"

"I love libraries."

Ah, library users like her.

Makes this job worthwhile.

YIPL officially opens tomorrow, 14 Nov 2008, at 11am.
Yishun Public Library
Yishun Public Library

Update: mrsbudak's YIPL flickr set (she's got a good eye for camera angles). And her views about libraries new and old (warning: contains smatterings of adult-oriented language).

Paul might not have made it for the preview session but he blogged about his visit.

12 comments:

  1. I like libraries too. But Yishun is too far for me.

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  2. Hey T_T, I noticed your blogger profile says you like "sleeping". I hope not in the libraries! LOL. Just kidding. Thanks for the comment.

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  3. >.> I do sleep in library. Just not the public ones.

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  4. Wow.... the new library looks beautiful. :)

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  5. Its a good initiative to get bloggers to the library. Keep going! :)

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  6. Great photos of a great library! It's a pity that they are not licensed under a creative commons licence, so that they can easily integrated in other blogs.

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  7. Hi CH, you must mean mrsbudak's photos. Maybe she set her Flickr photos as "All Rights Reserved" by default. She might give permission for the YIPL set if you email her.

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  8. Gaah! I went to the library and all the Nigella Lawson books are out!

    And the place is in a mess! mess! mess! Trust us Singaporeans to mess up a spanking new library.

    And I do agree with Paul's assessment of the children's section placement. The openness of the section plus the fact that it's very close to the entrance of the library means NOISE and CONGESTION. However there's really nothing much the NLB can do due to the layout of the place.

    CH all my photos are set to "All Rights Reserved" by default as they're taken by me. Please let me know which photos you wish to use.

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  9. Great post!

    Wow. The new Yishun Library looks as cool as the CCK one.

    Yishun Lib is far from my house at Bukit Batok.

    Wonder if Yishun has any specific large collection of any genres of books?

    I am personally looking into Self-Improvement books on Motivation, Psychology, Marketing and Chemistry-related books.

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  10. Sean, the Yishun Library does not really have a specific specialty area. Its collection is also rather small. I'd suggest you go to the Woodlands Regional Library, which is a few MRT stations away. It's got a very large collection of books and you should be able to find what you want.

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