Sunday, September 8, 2013
Looking back at Libraries in Singapore
Few months back, I saw a little exhibition at Toa Payoh library that showed how the library has evolved over the years. Back then, we had to stand in queue for the librarian to stamp either BORROWED or RETURNED in those unmistakable chops. The loud sound of the stamping made it official. The librarians were very stern so as kids we had to be on our best behaviour.
Fast forward and it is such a breeze now to borrow and return books after the system had been computerized. The libraries of Singapore are quite up to date with new books added very frequently. I do love visiting the libraries for the latest cookbooks while my husband finds joy in the computer book section.