Singapore: Renewed library now features hydroponics room

Visitors of the Choa Chu Kang Public Library will be treated to a bigger and greener experience when it reopens on Thursday, October 28. The library will now span two floors, instead of one, and will feature an indoor garden and a hydroponics room, where workshops on urban farming and food security will be hosted.

A climate action corner will provide information to educate the public about climate change and taking steps to reduce one's carbon footprint.

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The hydroponics room and climate action corner are part of the Green Grove, a $500,000 initiative by the CapitaLand Hope Foundation to help cultivate environmental awareness among the public through upcoming workshops on urban farming and food security.

Sustainability was a key theme in the revamp of the library, said NLB assistant chief executive Catherine Lau. "The bigger area and lower shelves allow the library to be brighter from the natural light coming in.

"Many of the new fittings, such as the tiles and carpet, were made from partially recycled materials, so we've tried to make sure that the library itself leads by example in championing sustainability," she said.

One such event is the Green Market, which aims to offer families a variety of talks, workshops, and exhibitions to introduce them to principles of sustainable living and connect them with green organizations and initiatives.

The Green Market will run from Nov 12 to 14. The initiative is a collaborative effort between NLB and the Asia Sustainability Forum (ASF).

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