The National Library Board of Singapore has taken the innovative and laudable step of launching a brand new library app that is designed to make it easier than ever for patrons to engage with libraries around the country with greater ease than ever before.
This library app essentially takes every aspect of the library engagement process and makes it available on your smartphone. Users can browse book collections and download e-books, view schedules of library events and pay fines. What's more, travel enthusiasts will be happy to hear about the included one-year subscription to as many as 30 Lonely Planet travel guides, as well as three months of unlimited downloads of select books.
The National Library Board's decision to launch a library app is reflective of the growing acceptance of the importance of smartphone interfaces to getting people to read more.