Public libraries with good titles and decent facilities can be hard to come by—but not in Valenzuela City. On February 24, the city government opened its six-storey public library, which comes with computer stations, reading spaces, and kid-friendly learning centers. Named the Valenzuela City Academic Center for Excellence, it is open for free to the public and not just to Valenzuela City residents.
What to See at the Valenzuela City Library (Valenzuela City Academic Center for Excellence)
Valenzuela City Academic Center for Excellence (a.k.a. ValACE) is "another great proof of the city's commitment to providing quality education and becoming more liveable," said Mayor Rex Gatchalian in a post.
The ground floor features a general reading area with long tables and couches and a children's area with mats and cubby holes. There's also a breastfeeding room and a seniors' corner.
More reading spaces with bean bags are found on the second floor, not to mention a separate quiet study hall. The third floor has a computer section, which will soon be available to library-goers. Special collections, such as the Xiao Chua Public History Collection, are also found on the third floor.
Training halls and conference rooms are located on the fourth and fifth floors, while special education facilities—like an assessment room and transition room—are on the sixth floor. ValACE also has a roof deck, which can be used for events and other gatherings.
Check out this virtual tour of Valenzuela City Library:
This story originally appeared on Spot.ph. Minor edits have been made by the Candymag.com editors.