Tuesday, November 09, 2010

Active Ageing Celebrations 2010 with the Public Libraries

You might have seen this if you were at Jurong Point shopping mall on 30 Oct (pictures courtesy of my colleagues who were manning the booths):

Books and DVDs, from the public libraries, for loan. On the bridge within the mall (suddenly I'm thinking "Three Billy Goats Gruff"...)
Borrowing on the Bridge - Active Ageing Carnival 2010: Public Libraries Singapore

Plus, some hands-on arts and crafts activities for the kids.
Activity for kids - Active Ageing Carnival 2010 with Public Libraries

The main feature was the on-site borrowing event. Other activities included storytelling times, a Manga/ Anime workshop (led by one of my librarian colleague), Henna Artwork. Plus tokens and stuff to be won or collected.

The outreach event at the mall was organised by the Public Library, in collaboration with the Council For Third Age's (3CA) Active Ageing Celebrations 2010.

My colleagues (from the Seniors Services) identified suitable sites for the outreach event, drafted and presented a funding proposal to Council for Third Age, negotiated with the mall management, wrote up the necessary purchase requests and quotes, worked with the vendors to get the printing, publicity, production, delivery... and so on. And of course they also manned the booths on that day, with support from other colleagues from the public library.

Several Friends of the Library responded to the call for volunteers, and they were invaluable in helping with the events that day.
Friends of the Library Portal

Friends of the Library Portal

If you missed the 30 Oct event, there's a second one on 13 Nov, at Century Square this time.

Active Ageing Carnival 2010 Flyer - Public Libraries Read Rediscover Reconnect

Active Ageing Carnival 2010 - programmes at the Public Libraries


  1. I was there...when they were still setting up. :)
    Looks very successful.

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  3. Thanks for highlighting "Active Ageing Celebrations 2010 with the Public Libraries" on this blog.

    The candid caption "Browse & Borrowing on the Bridge" is insightful.

    Browse...browsing books and Internet websites
    Borrowing...books at the public libraries
    Bridge...as bridge to bond young & old


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