On a sunny sunday, I took breakfast at Little India and left to Tampines library to resume ‘Ini naan urangattum’ – Tamil translation of a classic Malayalam novel ഇനി ഞാൻ ഉറങ്ങട്ടെ. I’ll write about this novel later in a weekend.
It was a coincidence, to read a story of Karna, beloved son of Kunti with Surya deva, I need to travel in a hot sun. With shrinked eyes due to glaring sun and a google map, I walked from the bus stop, crossed Tampines Square to reach Tampines library.
Tampines would be part of the extension of DownTown line towards Expo. So I need to cross the heckles of construction signs, Cranes resting on a weekend like a shy parrot.
I crossed this place many times. But this is the first time I’m visiting it for reading. Though this building speculates your mind as if it is too old unlike the shiny AMK or Woodlands libraries, you need to realize that this is the first Regional library started in 1994.
It has 3 stories. I went to the Childrens’ section on L1 first. This is the most energetic place in any public libraries here as vandoo-s would be roaming around, suspiciously watching a book, crying as if it was caged inside :). Surprisingly I saw a visible sign for Tamil Childrens’ books. I was so happy and I was digging into those books for sometime.
L2 has the racks for adult reading, Information Technology section and a reading room of normal size. It was fully occupied through the day.
Sad, No cafe inside.
We may need to go out of library to the nearby wet market. Of course, I did.