We extend our heartfelt gratitude to all the wonderful participants who enthusiastically took part in the Read for Books charity drive. With your help, we manage to raise 9,220 books! Thank you for helping us share the gift of reading and making a lasting difference in the lives of the less privileged!
Do stay tuned for Read for Books 2024. If you are interested in participating in the next iteration of Read for Books, do fill out this short form here and we will reach out when more details are ready!
Read for Books
Read for Books is a charity book drive to raise awareness and share the gift of reading with the less privileged.
From 1 to 31 July 2023, for every 10 people who read for 15 minutes, one book will be donated to selected beneficiaries, for up to approximately 9,200 books.
Read for Books 2023 is held in conjunction with Read! Fest. Find out more about Read! Fest here: https://go.gov.sg/readfest23
The WondeRead initiative brings the library closer to children aged 7 – 17 years old from less privileged backgrounds, by providing reading opportunities through free reading materials. The initiative sees NLB working with Social Service Agencies (SSAs), such as charities and family service centres, to promote a love for reading among children.
kidsREAD is a nationwide reading initiative by NLB in partnership with People’s Association, self-help groups, MOE schools and preschools and social service groups to promote the love of reading and cultivate good reading habits among young Singaporeans, specifically children aged 4-8 years old from the less privileged families.
Ready to READ @ NLB, Starter kit & Programmes for Babies and Toddlers, is an initiative by NLB to reach out to parents of children aged 0 to 3 from the low-income families. This initiative provides parents with ready resources to kick-start positive reading habits with their children at home. NLB is collaborating with several organisations such as Early Childhood Development Agency (KidSTART), selected healthcare and preschool centres to provide these reading resources to them.
Need ideas on what to read?
In line with Read! Fest (23 June – 16 July 2023), we have curated a list of titles.
Download the curated list HERE.
Read for Books 2023 is made possible through the generous support from the following organisations:
· Bubbly Books
· Focus Publishing
· Kinokuniya Bookstores of Singapore
· Read With You
· Scholastic Asia
· Singapore Book Publishers Association
Under the Singapore Book Publishers Association, participating organisations are:
· Alkem Company
· Armour Publishing
· Asiapac Books
· English Corner Publishing Pte Ltd
· Epigram Books
· Ethos Books
· National Gallery Singapore
· Pustaka Nasional
· World Scientific Education (An imprint of World Scientific)
Updated 31 Aug 2023