The Corporation Primary School in Jurong West, Singapore, is in the process of setting up a digital library of its own. The new library will be a first of its kind in a school in Singapore and will initially host about 5,000 fiction and non-fiction ebook titles. The e-library is expected to launch by the end of this month and will be open first to the lower primary students before before reaching other patrons later.
Authorities believe will this appeal to the tech savvy students who’d like to read books off a device, and a digital library is expected to spur the habit of reading among the students from an early age. This will also save the students the trouble of traveling to the school library each time they are in need of a book or to renew. All they need to do is to log in to the school library system to download the book on a compatible device, which can be a smartphone or a tablet.
However, not everyone is convinced of the benefits of having a digital library in place. As some parents have stated, they’d rather not have their kids introduced to technology at such an early age as they feel it can be glaring to the eyes.
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