Wednesday, April 16, 2008
PERPUSTAKAAN NEGERI, JALAN YAHYA AWAL JOHOR BAHRU. REMAINS CLOSED AFTER ONE YEAR.
(Picture from NST dated 17.04.2008)
This is the new state library in Jalan Yahya Awal. The RM5.7 million three storey library claimed to be a state of art library and reportedly will house books worth RM3 million. The library was scheduled to open in April 2007 and one year on, the library remains closed to the public.
On a few occasions, I went to the library with John Fernandez, a lawyer whose three children are eagerly waiting to use the library but only to be told by the guards that the library staff are still recording and stacking books on the shelf. Incidentally last year one newspaper reported that the library roof was leaking.
So in the meantime all the public can do is to gawk at the impressive globe on its roof. When the library will open and if it ever will is anyone’s guess.