library@orchard is on the cards to be back. Today, MICA Minister Yaacob Ibrahim was at a community event with KidsRead children and volunteers at Clementi Public Library, when he announced the good news.
library@orchard, which closed on 30 Nov 2007, is scheduled to make an appearance in first quarter of 2014. It will be part of a new shopping mall which is coming up at the site of the old Specialists’ Shopping Mall. This will between Orchard Central and 313@Somerset shopping malls.
In terms of size, it’s going to be slightly bigger than its predecessor (which was about 1,600 square metres) at 1,700 square metres. And this time, it’s going to be over two floors of the mall – the third and fourth levels of the new mall. Like its former self, the new library@orchard will stay hip and trendy and reach out to users who either work, shop, live or just play in the vicinity of Orchard Road.