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Pustaka Sibu opens its doors to public

The much-awaited Sarawak State Library, Sibu campus (Pustaka Sibu) is now open, providing citizens of Sibu and surrounding areas unlimited access to knowledge, culture and information services. The Commencement of Service Ceremony for Pustaka Sibu was held on Sept 14, 2020 – a date that will be permanently etched in the historical timeline of Pustaka Negeri Sarawak.

Pustaka Sibu

Present to officiate at the ceremony was Sarawak State Library’s Chairman of the Management Board, Tan Sri Datuk Amar Dr. Haji Hamid Bugo, with members of the Management Board and Chief Executive Officer of Pustaka Negeri Sarawak, Dr. Rashidah binti Haji Bolhassan witnessing. Also present were the Chairman of the Sibu Municipal Council (SMC) and the Regional Manager, JKR Central Region Office.

Management and staff of Pustaka Sibu with CEO, Dr Rashidah Bolhassan.
Management and staff of Pustaka Sibu with CEO, Dr Rashidah Bolhassan.

The next day, Sept 15, Pustaka Sibu finally opened to the general public. And in conjunction with the library’s official opening, Pustaka Negeri Sarawak held its 81st Management Board Meeting at the new library, the first of many more management board meetings to be held at Pustaka Sibu in the future.

Meanwhile, in the months leading towards the opening of Pustaka Sibu, members of the public that were already eagerly waiting for the library to open its doors were treated to a breadth of activities. Highlights included Digital Community Centre Train of Trainers (ToT) Workshop, painting exhibitions featuring local artists, Reading Seeds kit exhibition, STEM activities, and Customer Day.

Pustaka Negeri Sarawak, Sibu campus

Pustaka Negeri Sarawak, Sibu campus

Themed ‘Educate Yourself’ and with concept of a lifestyle library, Pustaka Sibu is a modern library with a unique interior design and calming green surrounding. The brand new sanctuary for lifelong learning in Sungai Merah features up-to-date knowledge facilities and infrastructure. Pustaka Sibu also provides facilities for rent, including Multipurpose Room, ICT Training Room and Seminar Room that are equipped with the latest amenities and ICT equipment.

Come experience Pustaka Sibu and all it has to offer now!

Pustaka Sibu opens from 10am to 7pm on working days and from 9am to 6pm on weekends, and is closed on public holidays. Get up to speed with Pustaka Negeri Sarawak’s latest news and updates via social media @pustakaswk (Instagram) or pustaka.sarawak (Facebook) or www.pustaka-sarawak.com (website).

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