Read for Books
Read for Books is a charity book drive with the intention of raising awareness of reading and share the gift of reading with the less privileged. From 11 to 26 July 2020, for every 10 people who read for 15 minutes, one book will be donated to selected beneficiaries. We hope to raise 1,000 books for them.
Read for Books 2020 is supported by Scholastic Education International (Singapore) Pte Ltd.
How to participate in Read for Books:
Step 1: Register your interest by submitting the registration forms via the links below.
Step 2: Read for 15 minutes at your own space from 11 to 26 July 2020, or join one of the Zoom Read Together sessions organised by NLB at https://go.gov.sg/zoomreadtogether
Step 3: Take 1 to 2 photos or screengrabs of the activity.
Step 4: Upon completion of the activity, please email email@example.com with the number of participants and photos taken.
NOTE: Please note that all updates must be completed by 31 July 2020 (Friday), 11.59pm.
What is Zoom Read Together?
Can’t decide what to read? Join your friendly neighbourhood librarian in a half-hour session where we will recommend short reads for different book categories or genres. Pick from your favourite genre and cosy up alongside other book lovers as we Read for Books together.
|Date/Day||Time||Genre or Topic|
|11 July, Saturday||3pm - 3:30pm||Picture Books That Adults Can Enjoy|
|12 July, Sunday||3pm - 3:30pm||Serious Humour|
|13 July, Monday||3pm - 3:30pm||Bookflix – Print to Screen|
|14 July, Tuesday||3pm - 3:30pm||Short Stories|
|14 July, Tuesday||6:30pm - 7pm||Adult Fears Through Horror|
|15 July, Wednesday||3pm - 3:30pm||Health|
|15 July, Wednesday||6:30pm - 7pm||Graphic Novels|
|16 July, Thursday||3pm - 3:30pm||Thrillers|
|16 July, Thursday||6:30pm - 7pm||Sci-fi, featuring Centre for Quantum Technologies at NUS|
|17 July, Friday||3pm - 3:30pm||Self-help|
|17 July, Friday||6.30pm - 7pm||Fantasy|
|18 July, Saturday||3pm - 3:30pm||[SkillsFuture Month] Data Visualisation|
|20 July, Monday||3pm - 3:30pm||Evolution and Life|
|20 July, Monday||6:30pm - 7pm||Business Thinking|
|21 July, Tuesday||3pm - 3:30pm||[SkillsFuture Month] getAbstract / Harvard Business Review|
|21 July, Tuesday||6:30pm - 7pm||Memoirs|
|22 July, Wednesday||3pm - 3:30pm||[SkillsFuture Month] Personal Productivity|
|22 July, Wednesday||6:30pm - 7pm||One Story: Dharma’s Chariot|
|23 July, Thursday||3pm - 3:30pm||Modern Self-help Books|
|23 July, Thursday||6:30pm - 7pm||分享《正法的战车》|
|24 July, Friday||3pm - 3:30pm||Personal Development|
|24 July, Friday||6:30pm -7pm||One Story: Dharma’s Chariot|
|25 July, Saturday||3pm - 3:30pm||Sustainability / Climate Fiction|
|26 July, Sunday||3pm - 3.30pm||[SkillsFuture Month] Self-improvement for the Workplace|
Want to conduct Zoom Read Together for your organization or learning community? We can provide you with a self-guided kit comprising of powerpoint slides for your selected genre.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org with [ZRT kit] in the subject.
About the Beneficiaries
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.
Updated 03 Jul 2020