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Central Public Library reopens with new marine biodiversity space, generative AI storytelling

SINGAPORE - The Central Public Library has reopened its doors after an 18-month renovation, featuring a marine biodiversity-themed learning space for children, and storytelling through artificial intelligence (AI) and augmented reality (AR) technologies.

Speaking at the opening of the Central Public Library on Jan 12, Minister for Communications and Information Josephine Teo said libraries were repositories of knowledge and had a special place in society.

“Libraries can evolve and remain hubs of knowledge and discovery... for generations. In today’s world, dominated by digital platforms and proliferation of content, libraries must find new ways to empower people to learn and connect,” she said.

This was why the National Library Board (NLB) launched the Libraries and Archives Blueprint 2025 in October 2021 to create meaningful reading, learning and discovery experiences in the library for all people – for today and tomorrow.

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