25 July 2007 MEDIA CONFERENCE on the  Relocation of  library @ orchard
<ul><li>10.00 am  Presentation on Future Plans for library @ orchard   </li></ul><ul><li>by Dr N Varaprasad, Chief Executi...
library @ orchard <ul><ul><li>library @ orchard first opened on 21 October 1999 as the  first niche public library  in Sin...
library @ orchard <ul><ul><li>Key objective of  library @ orchard was: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>To woo back the inac...
library @ orchard <ul><ul><li>As at FY06,  library @ orchard had: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Adult and Young People co...
Closure of  library @ orchard <ul><ul><li>library @ orchard will cease its operations to the public and close at its curre...
Relocation of  library @ orchard <ul><ul><li>library @ orchard is planning to relocate to two new  possible locations by 2...
Relocation of  library @ orchard <ul><ul><li>To commemorate the relocation of  library @ orchard, a line-up of programmes ...
Timeline library @ orchard’s anniversary celebrations kick-off 21 October 2007 Last Day  as  library @ orchard closes to t...
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    1. 1. 25 July 2007 MEDIA CONFERENCE on the Relocation of library @ orchard
    2. 2. <ul><li>10.00 am Presentation on Future Plans for library @ orchard </li></ul><ul><li>by Dr N Varaprasad, Chief Executive, NLB </li></ul><ul><li>10.15 am Presentation on </li></ul><ul><li>Upcoming Activities at library @ orchard </li></ul><ul><li>by Ms Jasna Dhansukhlal, Manager, library @ orchard </li></ul><ul><li>Public Library Services, NLB </li></ul><ul><li>10.30 am Question-and-Answer Session </li></ul><ul><li>10.45 am Tea Reception/Interviews </li></ul><ul><li>11.30 am End of Press Conference </li></ul>Programme
    3. 3. library @ orchard <ul><ul><li>library @ orchard first opened on 21 October 1999 as the first niche public library in Singapore with a lifestyle concept and focused on providing an Adult and Young People’s Collection and Services. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Target user profile was the young adult segment aged 18 to 35. </li></ul></ul>
    4. 4. library @ orchard <ul><ul><li>Key objective of library @ orchard was: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>To woo back the inactive young adult library user into the public library system. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>With the lifestyle concept, library @ orchard aimed: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>To be more than a traditional book repository but a meeting place for young people to interact, network and learn. </li></ul></ul></ul>
    5. 5. library @ orchard <ul><ul><li>As at FY06, library @ orchard had: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Adult and Young People collection size of 126,729 books, serials and audio-visual materials in 4 languages </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>73 programmes with an attendance of 4,186 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>1,173,331 visitorship </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>714,850 loans </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>203,035 enquiries </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>4,253 new members </li></ul></ul></ul>
    6. 6. Closure of library @ orchard <ul><ul><li>library @ orchard will cease its operations to the public and close at its current site at Level 5 of Ngee Ann City on 30 November 2007. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Library users will still be able to use the bookdrop located at Level 5 to return their books until 15 December 2007. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The lease of library @ orchard at Ngee Ann City ends on 29 February 2008. </li></ul></ul>
    7. 7. Relocation of library @ orchard <ul><ul><li>library @ orchard is planning to relocate to two new possible locations by 2010: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>*scape by MCYS, next to Cineleisure </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>possibly another redeveloped site along Orchard Road </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Focus areas for these two new possible locations will be announced at a later date. </li></ul></ul>
    8. 8. Relocation of library @ orchard <ul><ul><li>To commemorate the relocation of library @ orchard, a line-up of programmes has been arranged. From August to November 2007, library patrons can look forward to various programmes at library @ orchard </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>On 21 October 2007, library @ orchard anniversary celebrations will kick-off. All of these programmes are based on a special theme of </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>‘ M oving O n’ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Launch of library @ orchard blog (blogs.nlb.gov.sg/orchard) </li></ul></ul>
    9. 9. Timeline library @ orchard’s anniversary celebrations kick-off 21 October 2007 Last Day as library @ orchard closes to the public library @ orchard ‘moving on’ party 30 November 2007 Estimated completion date for library @ orchard at *scape by MCYS and another redeveloped site along Orchard Road. 2010 Relocation and reinstatement of premises and handover to Ngee Ann City 1 December 2007 - 29 February 2008 Kick-off of a line-up of programmes to commemorate the closure of library @ orchard at Level 5 of Ngee Ann City 25 July – 30 November 2007 Media announcement of closure of library @ orchard at current premises 25 July 2007
    10. 10. Thank you

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