Snapshots. A new series of short articles from the hand of our writers, highlighting handpicked little (or bigger) gems all around KL, which are too good not to mention and to share with our readers. We start off with a review from Junglemama, about the newly renovated TTDI public library. Check it out!
After 2 years of renovation, the TTDI public library just re-opened her doors. The library is all up and running and shelves will be filling up monthly. It is offering information and entertainment via the ‘traditional’ physical (books) and the modern digital world. The library caters for grown-ups but it has special attention for the needs of youngsters. On top of the books, it offers a PS4 lounge (only open in the weekend), a movie room, interactive tables and egg shaped audio chairs. The whole set up and the interior are colorful and inviting with the bright arty wall illustrations by local talent Aruf Rafhan Othman.
There’s lots of attention for kids in the age of 4 – 12 years old; 40% of the books are for this age group. Most of the books are in Bahasa Malaysia and roughly 20% in English.
Membership for the library is free. Filling in a form and remembering your ID number is all you need when you like to borrow books. You can take maximum 3 books back home, twice a week.
Why the TTDI public library is great
The library in TTDI caters very well for all age groups. The fact that the PS4 room is open in the weekend only, means that there is consideration with the school regimes during the week. There are no long queues when borrowing/returning the books, due to the option to choose for the help of the assistant or ‘do it yourself’ by using the special devices.
What is missing is the coffee corner next to the reading room with magazines and newspapers, which is not open yet. You’re not allowed to bring food and drinks inside the building. Keep that in mind, when you’re planning to watch a movie there.
The library in TTDI (Taman Tun Dr Ismail) is located at Jalan Athinahapan. It is open on Mondays (2pm – 6.45pm), Tuesdays to Fridays (10am – 6.45pm), Saturdays and Sunday (10am – 5pm). It is closed on public holidays and the first weekend of the month.
If you would like to explore more in TTDI, have a look at restaurants, fun activities and hikes in our Damansara/ TTDI map in this post.