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Central Public Library


100 Victoria Street
Singapore 188064

Opening Hours

Mon - Sun: 10:00 AM - 09:00 PM

Closed at 5pm on eves of Christmas,
New Year and Chinese New Year.
Closed on public holidays.
Bookdrop: 24-hour

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How to get there

Nearest MRT: Bugis, City Hall MRT Station
Bus Interchange:
Buses: 145, 197, 32, 51, 63, 7, 80, 175, 851, 61

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Central Public Library


Central Public Library is home to My Tree House, the World's 1st Green Library for Kids. This library is the first in the world to be steered by green principles in all facets from design and infrastructure to collection and programming. Created in partnership with City Developments Limited (CDL), this unique eco space facilitates environmental literacy in children.

My Tree House was opened on 31 May 2013 by Dr Yaacob Ibrahim, Minister for Communications and Information. It was awarded the Green Mark Platinum Award by the Building and Construction Authority of Singapore in the same month.

Unique Features

  • Tree House and Green Features
    Forming the centrepiece of the eco library, the striking tree house canopy is constructed with recycled bottles while its steps and surrounding platform are built with recycled timber. Other green features in the library include refurbished book shelves, carpet made from recycled materials and energy-efficient LED lighting.
  • The Knowledge Tree
    This interactive installation features a tree that bears fruits that ripen and poses questions on environmental awareness. The questions can be answered using shadow movement. The right answers will nourish the tree and delight the forest creatures. The wrong answers will make the tree wither.
  • The Weather Stump
    The visual projection on the stump marks the temperature, wind speed and rainfall recorded at the Marina Barrage over a 24-hour period, with an update every five minutes. The colour of the ring shows the temperature, the number in km/h on the white line indicates the wind speed and irregular outlines on the ring represent rainfall.

Storytelling Times:
Sundays, 2.30 pm – 3.00 pm
Every 2nd, 3rd, 4th & 5th Saturday
2.30 pm – 3.00 pm (4 - 6 yrs)
Every 1st Saturday
2.30 pm – 3.00 pm (4 - 8 yrs)

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Bamboo Garden
Bamboo Garden
My Tree House. World’s 1st Green Library for Kids
My Tree House. World’s 1st Green Library for Kids

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Library Manager

Ms. Pearlyn Tan
Hello! Central Public Library, located at Basement 1 of National Library Building, is the proud home of Mr Tree House, the world’s 1st Green Library for Kids. Having said that, we are open to all age-groups and invite you to come explore our sizeable collection and participate in our diverse programmes from book clubs to lunchtime talks and our staple storytelling sessions. I look forward to meeting you at the Central Public Library!


Last Updated On 30 Sep 2019