Feeding a growing appetite for books: News clip on the services provided by NL since its move to its "brand new building ... six years ago". Among other things, the NL also went out to meet the public - through its two Branch Libraries and mobile services.
A good intro to the services offered by NL starting at 02:15 - Mrs Hedwig Anuar, Director of National Library talks about the library's history, achievements and future plans. Head, Library Extension, Chan Thye Seng, rounds it off with details of ML's services.
In Malay. Announcement on the opening of the 4th Mobile Library in February 1966 at Bukit Panjang Community Centre.
Going where the needs are: Implementation of decentralisation services for the convenience of the public - payment of PUB bills, outpatient and mobile dispensaries and the Mobile Library (ML) service. The ML segment begins at 2:31, describing how, in the mid-sixties, the bookmobile visited Community Centres in seven different parts of Singapore. It was estimated that by year-end, the service would reach another six centres, most of which would be "well away from the town". It spoke about how the visits brought delight, especially to the children and how they helped the habit of reading to begin early.
In Malay. The Mobile Library served those who live far away from the National Library.
English and Mandarin speeches. Opening of the Mobile Library at Macpherson Community Centre by Mr Chua Sian Chin, Member of Parliament for Macpherson "We've added another social amenity for the people living in the Macpherson housing estate."
Short clip in Mandarin - Interactive session with two children discussing how people living far away from the NL could access its services.