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Sassy Mama Guide to the Best Libraries for Kids in Singapore

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While our little bookworms adore their bedtime stories, finding space in our teeny apartments to fit in all those picture books gets a bit tricky sometimes! Luckily, Singapore is blessed with some fabulous public libraries that are brimming with children’s literature (as well as fun activities!) making it easy for you to borrow books without having to buy them! And with our Guide to the Best Libraries for Kids in Singapore you’ll be heading out to your local library in no time!

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Central Public Library

Located in the basement of the National Library, My Tree House is packed to the rafters with over 45,000 books for kids 4 to 12 years. As the world’s first green library for kids, you’ll find interactive e-reading kiosks, a reading corner, and a fiction collection that never seems to end, as well as plenty of space for little bookworms to lounge around (some little ones even treat it as a bit of an indoor playground!). If your kiddos are keen for a bit o’ story telling then drop past on Saturdays or Sundays for their book reading sessions.

#B1-01 National Library Singapore, 100 Victoria Street, Singapore 188064
Open Mon to Sun 10am – 9pm

 

Queenstown Public Library

If your kiddos are true bookworm types (you know, quiet and possess the ability to sit still for more than 5 seconds…) then you’ll love the offerings at Queenstown library. With regular craft sessions, movie screenings and gardening to name just a few this library has a ton of fun activities for kids of all ages. Stay in the know by following their Facebook page or drop past for any of their regular storytimes (Wednesday 7:30 to 8pm and Saturday 10:30 to 11am for kids 4 to 6 years).

53 Margaret Drive, Singapore 149297
Open Mon to Sun 10am – 9pm

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Toa Payoh Public Library

“Mama, there’s a ship in the library!” is the first thing you’re likely to hear from your tikes when you first walk into this Toa Payoh gem. With the children’s section on the first floor (and built like a ship!) this library will keep little ones busy with their regular storytimes — every Thursday from 7:30 to 8pm and Saturday from 11 to 11:30 am. If you’ve got older astronauts on your hands, then do check out their “Stargazing in Singapore” class, held every third Monday of the month (from 7pm). Fun!

6 Toa Payoh Central, Singapore 319191
Open Mon to Sun 10am – 9pm

Woodlands Regional Library

Looking for an interactive library that is as fun as taking a stroll in the park? You know they have one in Woodlands! With an Enchancted Tree and Window to the World display to get curious kids excited about reading, plus an entire children’s level that has been designed like a park, this library really goes above and beyond for littlies. They even have their very own catalogue (Kids Cat) so junior can search for their own books. Let the literacy fun begin!

900 South Woodlands Drive, #01-03 Woodlands Civic Centre, Singapore 730900
Open Mon to Sun 10am – 9pm

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Tampines Regional Library

It’s not just about literacy at Tampines library… every third Saturday of the month, students from the World Organization for Early Childhood Education host special programmes for kiddies 4 to 6 years, that cover lots of fun stuff like puppet shows and craft sessions! Also home to a children’s playhouse, as well as a whole host of other kid’s activities, drop past for story time every Tuesday from 4 to 4:30pm, Saturday from 11:30am to 12pm (only on the second and fourth Saturday of the month) and Sunday from 12:30pm to 1pm.

31 Tampines Avenue 7, Singapore 529620
Open Mon to Sun 1oam – 9pm

Marine Parade Public Library

Keeping tots occupied with interactive, multimedia exhibits, as well as stacks of newer DVDs… it’s definitely the place to go for a (cheap) movie night with the fam! There’s also plenty of story telling sessions – English sessions are held on Wednesdays from 7:30 to 8pm and every first and third Friday of the month from 3:30 to 4pm, while Chinese sessions are held every third Friday of the month at 7:30pm for kiddos 4 to 10 years.

278 Marine Parade Road #01-02, Singapore 449282
Open Mon to Sun 10am – 9pm

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Geylang East Public Library

Best known for their plethora of free children’s activities on weekends, pop by for Super Storytastic reading sessions, magic shows, baking workshops and much much more. Keep an eye on their Facebook page for news and updates.

50 Geylang East Ave 1, Singapore 389777
Open Mon to Sun 10am – 9pm

Last but definitely not least, if the book your little one is looking for isn’t available at your local library, head to Singapore’s ebooks library — with more than 2.2 million ebooks available to download, let the reading fun begin!

 

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