Uijeongbu Art Library [의정부미술도서관]

It's Okay To Not Be Okay (2020)

After having a family portrait taken, Moon Gang-tae (Kim Soo-hyun), his brother Sang-tae (Oh Jung-se) and author Ko Mun-yeong (Seo Ye-jin) go to this Art Library to research children’s picture book illustrations in episode 13 of It’s Okay to Not Be Okay (사이코지만 괜찮아) (tvN, 2020).

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The Uijeongbu Art Library [의정부미술도서관] was designed by South Korean architectural design company SnowAide in 2015, and opened in December 2019 in Uijeongbu’s neighborhood Millak [Millak-dong/민락동]. The Art Library is the first of its kind: merging culture and books, with art and literature meeting in one space over three levels. The building incorporates hexagons (an element used in other projects by this company) in both its interior and exterior design, based on the slogan “Here Experience Art” (HEXA).

Uijeongbu City described the new library as –translated from Korean– “a place that encompasses culture and art, shares knowledge and experiences across the ages and generations, and awakens potential talents to make dreams come true”. Uijeongbu City calls itself the “City of Libraries”, and has a total of 74 libraries and places to read books in the city, including a Science Library [의정부과학도서관] and a Children’s Library [의정부어린이도서관].

Director of Culture and Tourism Lim Woo-young said — translated from Korean– “This drama was used to promote the library and promote tourism using our city’s infrastructure, and I hope many people will take a step toward Uijeongbu after watching the drama.”

Address
248 Millak-ro, Millak-dong, Uijeongbu, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea
경기도 의정부시 민락로 248
(민락동 855)
Geolocation: 37.745179, 127.106121

Instagram: @artlibrary_ujb

Getting here
Tapsoek Station [탑석역] (no. 22015), Uijeongbu Line/U Line (orange), Exit 1 (only exit at station)
Exit the station and walk south towards Millak-ro, cross the road, turn right and walk 50 metres to the bus stop (송산1동주민센터). Take Bus 10-3 for two stops (EMart bus stop #202), then walk along the road for 200 metres to the Library at the next intersection.

It is possible to walk from the station to the library, about 1.2kms.

— submitted by sarahms

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