ST: Tearful farewell

Singapore December 1st, 2007

The library finally closed its doors yesterday with a farewell party and lots of hugs. It was rather ok except for the closing ceremony, where everyone was chased out of the compound and the librarian locked the doors for the last time. Literally. All of us had to re-enter the staff room through the backdoor. Sigh. I’m going to miss the place. *sobs*

Ms Tay Ai Cheng, the National Library Board’s (NLB) senior director of public library services, comforts librarian Roselahwati and other colleagues at a party to mark the closure of library@orchard last night.


The library, located on the fifth floor of Ngee Ann City, had to shut after its lease was not renewed.

The NLB plans to open a new library in 2010 at *scape, the youth community space next to Orchard Cineleisure, and possibly at another site along Orchard Road.

Article obtained from on 1st December 2007

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