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The WEATHER on SATURDAY (30 Nov 2002): Showers with thunder in the afternoon, mainly over northern, eastern and western Singapore.  WEATHER OUTLOOK:  SUNDAY & MONDAY: Afternoon showers with thunder can be expected.    WATER TIDES (this month)  High tide   7.48am  2.6m    7.50pm  2.6m      SUN Sunrise  6.52am    Sunset  6.55pm   MOON  Moonrise  2.59am   Moonset  3.23pm    PSI: 39 (good)   TEMPERATURE: 24-32 degrees Celsius (The weather is updated daily before 8am Singapore time) For more information, call Meteorological Service Singapore Tel: (65) 6542 7788.

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Singapore's first D-I-Y library opens in Sengkang


A collection of 100,000 books awaits borrowers at the new Sengkang Community Library which opens today on the fourth level of Compass Point in Sengkang.

What differentiates this new library from the others around the island is that this is Singapore's first Do-It-Yourself (DIY) library. From the moment library users step into the library to the time they leave the place, they can expect to help themselves to the services provided - all without the aid of a real-life librarian. 

The following stations provide D-I-Y services:

 - Borrowers' Enquiry & Payment

 - Borrowing

 - Multimedia

 - Multimedia Pre-payment

There are also three Cybrarian kiosks to help with members' queries and problems if the need arises. Seven online cataloguing terminals are on hand to help the members locate books. The Cybrarian will even pinpoint the shelf number on a floor plan which appears on its screen.

But, library users who are not accustomed to serving themselves need not fret. Should they need assistance from a librarian, they can phone the librarian using the Cybrarian service.

New library users can sign up as library members at the Membership Registration kiosk. At this self-service kiosk, current library members can also register or renew their Premium Service membership and even make a replacement of their lost library membership card.

The cafe-within-the-library concept which has been working well since it was first adopted at library@orchard is also used here. The cafe is located just beside the six multimedia stations. Library users can indulge in a cuppa while surfing the Web or reading a book. 

But what must surely impress visitors to the library is the immaculately dressed concierge at the entrance to the library. If the alarm at the entrance goes off, visitors can approach the concierge for help. 

If you happen to be out of town or aren't free to hop over to the new place, don't worry. We are paying the new library a visit later today to take pictures of the place for your viewing pleasure. Do come back later today for a look at them.


Sengkang Community Library

1 Sengkang Square Compass Point #04-26/27

Singapore 545078  Tel: (65) 6332 3255

Open: Monday - Sunday  11am - 9pm

Closed on Public Holidays

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NEW WEB SITES  is the Web site of the Singapore River Buskers Festival 2002.   The Civil Service has launched a Web site called Singapore Cvil Service Career Website which puts all available openings in the Government sector in full view of visitors to the Web site.  has an excellent collection of Diwali greeting cards which you will love to send to your loved ones.

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2002 PSLE Results

CoolConnect portal to shut down on 31 Dec 2002

Education Minister speaks on the new JC Curriculum

Clubpets - newest pet magazine launched

AIDS/HIV in Singapore - excerpt of speech: Dr Balai Sadasivan

United launches online award booking feature for Int'l Mileage Plus members

Eye č City - A Visual Account of the Last 24 Hours of 2002

Songs 2002 Finals

Holding on to win a Subaru Impreza car

The Unbeatables III - public promotion at Marina Square

Christmas Facades 2002

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Playworks - newest gaming magazine launched

Works for Pao Kun - Legend Alive

First - all-about-movies magazine launched

Singapore River Buskers Festival 2002

Christmas Trees 2002  

Living With Lydia: Lydia & screen family attend autograph-signing session

Singapore Civil Service Career Website - for Government job listings

Application for Lifetime Photocard Driving Licence

Do we need The Esplanade?  

Harvey Norman celebrates 1st birthday in Singapore

Prelim. employment, unemployment & retrenchment est. for 3rd qtr 2002

Singapore's current population trends 1971-2001

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Has the National Library got to go?


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Public Holidays HARI RAYA PUASA is the next public holiday. It falls on 6 Dec 2002.


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