PPAS – Selangor State Library
Posted August 22, 2011on:
Brought the girls for second time to the Selangor State Library (PPAS) last weekend. Though it’s not very near (located at Shah Alam), but it worth the hassle.
The library is new, hi-tech, and with many floors, for different groups of people. The children area are at ground floor, right hand side. For teenagers and adults, on upper floors. We spent the time in children area, as children are not allowed to go to those floors.
We need to take off our shoes before entering the children section. And you can see a lot of effort being put in to make the section fun and children friendly. Fully carpet, with colourful furniture, and a small artificial hill with a big tree, it makes look as if you are picnicking in the garden of books. And there are brand new computers and mac for surfing. At the end, some big cushion for family. There are also activity rooms (but not in use by anyone). And there is one big tv which children are using to play some 3D games…
Most of all, it’s cheap! Just need to pay RM0.20 to register as member, then you are allowed to borrow 3 books at a time, and for 3 weeks. It really can save me a lot of money buying books for the girls. The only thing is that not many Chinese story books available. I have yet to explore books in adult sections.
Only one comment I have, though I understand it’s hard to get children to sit still and read at young age, and it’s wonderful that they come out with such a nice place for children to ‘lepak’ (hang out), but some control needs to be in place. I saw children rolling down the fake hill, chasing around as if they are in playground. Pening I saw these kids.
Address: Perbadanan Perpustakaan Awam Selangor Jalan Kelab Golf 13/6, 40100 Shah Alam, Selangor Darul Ehsan Website: http://www.ppas.gov.my/