Whenever you read a good book, somewhere in the world a door opens to allow in more light. –Vera Nazarian
The library is a sanctuary for the mind. I usually hang out at Community libraries flipping through magazines to be in the know. But it isn’t quiet as compared to Library @ Orchard which is located at Orchard Gateway. There’s no screaming kids running around creating a ruckus. It is a pure bliss to be soaked in utter silence surrounded by a sea of good books. They are mainly new; in its mint condition.
It is definitely part of my list of favorite places now in Singapore.
One of the interesting features of this library is the in-built magazine rack which features so many local and international magazine editions. From fashion, architect to computer IT and yoga, there’s so many magazines to choose from.
It doesn’t seem like it was a rack which could be pulled out like a drawer and once I did, I was like ‘woah’. What an intelligent use of space!
The books were kept very tidy on the shelves. It’s so neat here that neat freaks would love staring at how organize these books are. Perhaps most of the frequent library users here knows the library etiquette. We should totally educate our public on that. Also, this is a boutique library that is catered more for young adults.
Can’t reach for a book? Climb these ladders to grab a book. A favourite tool for the bookworms. Yes, I am talking about a wall full of books. Seek, climb and there you will find.
The library has a large collection on design, lifestyle and applied arts.
On my first visit to this library, I found a book that hold sustained interest in me. It is The 8-hour diet book by David Zinczenko. He advocated the The 8-hour diet where you consume only within 8 hours a day to witness life-changing benefits such as weight loss and an improvement in overall health. What really struck me most is when he said that it is important for us to sleep enough and get charged up.
There are also several ‘creative spaces’ in the library such as those quiet corners where you can catch a short nap or just laze there to read a book in a comfortable position.
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277 Orchard Road
#03-12 / #04-11 Orchard Gateway
Mon – Sun: 11:00 AM – 09:00 PM
Closed at 5.00pm on eves of Christmas, New Year and Chinese New Year
Closed on Public Holidays