Written by Shirley T
Tuesday, 24 July 2012 00:00
Penang Public Library Not that we are big fans of public library but when we're in TX, Milwood Branch Public Library at Amherst Drive was like our second H.E.B. store. Not for groceries shopping obviously but borrowing so-called 'learning' materials mostly books, sometimes CDs and DVDs, almost every week. And it was just a stone throw from where we lived that made it pretty convenience.
Back in Penang, we always think twice before making a trip to library. Never stepped into any of them for more than a decade, the first two queries that jumped into our mind were 'where are they now?' and 'what are their operating days/hours?'. Asking Google is like an automatic reaction, at which uncover brilliant information about Penang public library.
Aside from Penang public library branches, there are 3 reading sanctuaries provided in shopping malls namely AEON Seberang Prai City at Bandar Perda, Bayan Baru Mayang Mall Cyber Library and KOMTAR Cyber Library. I am aware of the mobile libraries running in the state as I had seen there before, and they actually have 12 coaches to serve particularly in rural areas.
To my surprise and delight, I learned there are also town libraries (Perpustakaan Pekan are offered in Bagan Ajam and Simpang Ampat) and over 50 neighborhood/village libraries (Perpustakaan Desa) dotting the island and mainland throughout the state. Salute to literary!
With such an impressive network of libraries, I guess there is no excuse of not visiting a Penang public library anymore.
The following listed all the state and main branches of Penang public library. Also, find out more on the operating days/hours before your visit at the end of this post.
Penang State Library (HQ) - Perbadanan Perpustakaan Awam Pulau Pinang
JKR 2118 Jalan Perpustakaan,
Seberang Jaya, 13700 Prai,
Pulau Pinang, Malaysia
Phone: +604-3902387 (counter) +604-3971058 (office)
1. Children's Library
No 11, Jalan Scotland 10450 Pulau Pinang, Tel : 04-2287010
If you think your kids love children's reading corner at MPH or Border book stores, you'd not go far wrong with Penang Children's Library - clean, neat, spacious, bright and cozy :)
Books in Bahasa Malaysia, English, Mandarin & Tamil.
2. George Town Library
JKR 2936, Jalan Scotland, 10450 Pulau Pinang, Tel : 04-2293555
3. Balik Pulau Library
Lot 162, Mukim G, Jalan Balik Pulau, 11000 Balik Pulau, Pulau Pinang, Tel : 04-8665689
4. Jawi Library
Sungai Jawi, 14200 Seberang Perai Selatan, Tel : 04-5824224
5. Bukit Mertajam Library
No 29, Jalan Pegawai, 14000 Bukit Mertajam, Pulau Pinang, Tel : 04-5392619
6. Bertam Library
JKR (P) 2687, Jalan Bertam 2, 13200 Kepala Batas, Seberang Perai Utara, Pulau Pinang. Tel: 04-5750687
Shopping center libraries:
Operating Days/Hours of Penang Public Library:
1. State, Branch, Town and Bayan Baru Cyber Libraries
Open: Wednesday - Sunday 9:45 am thorough 6 pm
Close: Mondays, Tuesdays and Public Holidays
2. Neighborhood/Village and KOMTAR Cyber Libraries
Open: Tuesday - Saturday from 9:45 am thorough 6 pm
Close: Sundays, Mondays and Public Holidays
3. Aeon Jusco Bandar Perda Cyber Library
Open: Daily from 10 am thorough 6 pm
4. Mobile Libraries
Open: By schedule
Close: Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays
Note that during Ramadhan month, they are closed half an hour earlier.
Let's make reading fun!
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