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Is it a library or a playground?

A visit to the Tampines Regional Library (TRL) yesterday has changed my perceptive of a library.

To me, a library is a quiet and peaceful place with a vast collection of books, references and resources, and is also a great place to study. However, at TRL yesterday, I was appalled at the sight of babies crying, children playing catching and children kicking bottle! For once, I thought I was at the playground!

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This boy and the boy in black shirt (shown in picture below) were kicking and throwing the plastic bottle at each other.

 

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This boy was getting ready to kick the plastic bottle to his friend in pink (shown in picture above).

 

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Another group of children (a girl and 2 boys) were playing catching in the background.

Was not sure if their parents were there, but no one stopped them. I informed the librarian at the customer service counter. She went in immediately, and I follow suit. I overheard her telling the boy’s mother that the dustbin was nearby should they wish to throw away the plastic bottle. Below is a video of their “game”.

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