Big Book Giveaway
The Big Book Giveaway (BBG) is an annual community event by the National Library Board where pre-loved books can be taken home for free. This year, BBG is travelling out into the community to spread the joy of reading through mini-BBGs in the public libraries! From 15 - 18 July, look out for a mini-BBG book corner near you* to select some pre-loved books, while stocks last.
*Mini-BBGs will be hosted in our public libraries except library@orchard, library@esplanade and library@chinatown. When arranging for your visit to the mini-BBG, it is recommended that you check the library crowd levels HERE.
On weekends, be sure to BOOK your library visit before heading down.
Here are some of the partners working with us to enrich the reading journeys of their communities!
Click on each partner to find out more about their cause and how you can help.
Contact number: 8789 6485
Filos Community Services focuses on building the strengths of the community and works towards empowering individuals and families to live more fulfilling and happier lives. The Reading Room programme encourages children aged 4-8 years old to read more and to build up their command of the English Language. Our volunteer storytellers spend time reading with kids weekly to inculcate the habit of reading from young and empower them for the lifelong learning journey ahead. Join Filos as a Volunteer Storyteller or Volunteer Phonics Teacher today!
KidSTART is a programme that journeys with low-income families with young children till the age of 6 years old. The aim of the programme is to empower parents to give their children a good start in life. A child’s early years set the foundation in giving them a good future! Start young to nurture a love for lifelong learning in children. Books help stimulate creativity and imagination in children and nurturing good reading habits definitely help broaden a child’s wealth of knowledge.
Contact number: 6265 6522
Lakeside Family Services is a charity which has served the community since 1993, regardless of race, language, or religion. We run The GRIT Project (TGP), a Children and Youth Centre that nurtures a caring generation to serve the community and addresses the needs of disadvantaged children and youths. TGP provides a safe space for self-discovery and empowerment so young people can grow to be confident, competent, connected, caring, and of good character.
At Foundation of Rotary Clubs Singapore Family Service Centre (FRCS FSC), we work with individuals and families in managing their social and emotional difficulties, while strengthening their relationships and enhancing their capability to become more resilient. The FSC’s core services include Casework and Counselling, Group Work and Community Work. If you are keen to volunteer with us, please do not hesitate to reach us by e-mail or visit our website for more information about us and our programmes.
Contact number: 1800 295 3333
The Singapore Indian Development Association (SINDA) is a self-help group established in 1991 to uplift the socio-economic status of the Indian community in Singapore. With its primary focus on education, SINDA aims to raise its academic performance of Indian students and youth through tutorials, enrichment and motivation. In addition, it also offers a wide range of services to support parents and help families in need.
Contact number: 6285 8033
Viriya Community Services (VCS) promotes fulfilling lives by providing social services with the right effort and compassion by a multi-disciplinary team of professionals. Our children and youth programmes encourage reading to build a strong foundation for literacy development for our children and youths to achieve their fullest educational potential, especially for those with disadvantages.
Contact number: 9684 9367
Tsao Foundation aims for the positive transformation of the ageing experience through mindset and societal change. We undertake innovations in service, training, education, research and collaboration, as well as advocacy for that purpose. If you share these values and would like to volunteer with us, feel free to reach out!
Updated 13 Jul 2021