Last week we spent more hours at the library. During these visits, we could also catch one of the travelling exhibitions of the National Heritage Board. It is ‘The World Of Heritage Conservation: Sneak Peeks Into Safeguarding Singapore’s National Collection’.
Usually, we visit the public library frequently. But, those visits were simply to return and borrow books. We stay some time in the library and read a few books before coming back home. That was our usual routine of library visits. However, last week we were brave to spend a few hours in the library.
A few days of the last week were scheduled as home-based learning for my son where I also had to complete some papers for my higher studies. I knew it can be a disaster when my son wanted to focus on home-based learning and when I want to complete my research papers. Therefore, I thought of trying to spend at the library.
Well, I knew that my son cannot stay long hours in a study area without making noise. We usually spend our time in the children’s area and it is kid friendly.
Therefore, before we visit I talked with him and prepared him for spending long hours. We booked seats for 3 hours. But, my son was free to go to browse books and join in other activities while I continue with my studies. He agreed and I wanted to try a day in the library to see what can happen! 🙂
A corner of the library was decorated with Deepavali festival greetings and relevant decorations. This is one of the best experiences in the library. It is always decorated with thematic celebrations or events of the month.
Our day was mostly successful although he still cannot speak softly in the silent reading area. He also did his home-based learning assignments and homework while going here and there when he was bored. (But, without disturbing other library users). 🙂 Below are some photos of the Ang Mo Kio library study area. The study areas are spacious, comfortable and silent. We booked our library seats online on the previous day before the library visit. Library users can book a seat for up to 3 hours.
Public Library has introduced a collectable card game named Book Bugs where readers can redeem cards when they earn reward points for reading books. This card game is to encourage children to read more books. My son has collected a lot of cards and it was fun for him to read more books when we visit the library. It was simply to earn reward points. It was a reason for him to join me daily to visit the library.
Travelling Exhibitions: The World of Heritage Conservation
We could catch exhibits on heritage conservation which shared information on painting conservation, paper conservation, object conservation, and textile conservation. These exhibits showcase the unseen world of conservation with tools and information on conservation. This is one of the travelling exhibitions of the National Heritage Board that spread awareness of Singapore’s multicultural heritage.
Therefore, our library visits were filled with new knowledge too other than knowledge from reading and studies.
It was interesting to read about how heritage displays are taken care of. This is something I never thought of before until I catch this exhibition. This travelling exhibition shared great knowledge.
A book to read
Our library visits were successful and we visited for 3 consecutive days. On each visit, we spent around 3-4 hours at the library.
My son learned how to speak softly and how to study quietly without disturbing others
We found interesting exhibits and new reads
It was great mom-son bonding time
He learned the benefit of a library for reading books (sharing) instead of buying books and stocking his cupboard.
I could almost complete writing my paper while keeping him happy during the home-based learning period.
Now I know he can stay a few hours at the library focusing on some studies or reading. 🙂
On the 3rd day, I rewarded him with a surprise visit to the nearby Mcdonalds’ outlet. I like this outlet due to its beautiful landscape.
I had a coffee while he wanted Happy Meal and ice cream.
It was a week spent with happiness. While we could complete our study tasks, we both had great mom-son bonding time too. 🙂
We visited the library and McDonald’s again/Check this post about Feeling Cards that we received from McDonald’s on that day.