Keep Your Kids Engaged At Home This School Holiday With National Library Board's Storytelling Programmes

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This year end, parents and their children can look forward to many fun-filled and exciting online and on-site storytelling programmes from the National Library Board (NLB) during the school holidays. 

Online Programmes

Babies Songs And Rhymes

Venue: Online
Date: 2 & 8 Dec 2021
Time: 4pm to 4.20pm
Fee: Free | Register here

Songs and rhymes are important role in stimulating your baby’s language development. In this virtual session, you will be introduced to simple songs, action rhymes, and finger plays that you can use to interact and bond with your baby at home. This programme is intended for parents with babies up to 12 months.

Toddler Songs And Rhymes

Venue: Online
Date: 18 Dec 2021
2pm to 2.20pm
Fee: Free | Register here

Boost your toddler’s development through an enjoyable virtual session with songs and rhymes. This programme targets parents and toddlers aged 1-3 years old.

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Venue: Online
Date: Every 1st Sunday of the month
Time: 11am to 11.30am
Fee: Free | Register here

Join us for a fun-filled and interactive session of storytelling based on original stories that will delight you. This programme is suitable for parents and children aged 3-9 years old. 

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Venue: Online
Date: 18 Dec 2021
Time: 4pm to 4.30pm
Fee: Free | Register here

Storyteller, Swee Yean, will bring you into the world of folktales. Enjoy these timeless stories which not only portray moral lessons but connect us to our Chinese culture.

This programme is intended for parents and children aged 4-8 years old.

Online Storytelling Sessions For Children In English And Mother Tongue Languages Available On Facebook And YouTube

Venue: Online | Facebook
Date: 2nd & 4th Saturdays of every month
Time: 10am
Fee: Free

Venue: Online | Facebook
Date: 1st & 3rd Fridays of every month
Time: 7.30pm
Fee: Free

School Holidays’ Special (Chinese)

Venue: Online | Facebook
Date: 22 Nov, 29 Nov, 6 Dec, 13 Dec, 20 Dec & 27 Dec 2021
Time: 7.30pm
Fee: Free


Venue: Online | Facebook
Date: 1st & 3rd Saturdays of every month
Time: 11.30am
Fee: Free


Venue: Online | Facebook
Date: 1st & 3rd & Fridays of every month
Time: 7pm
Fee: Free

NLB's online storytelling sessions, launched since 13 April 2020, in English, Malay, Chinese and Tamil have been popular with patrons. The sessions are around 5 to 15 minutes long and have been hosted by librarians, volunteers and local authors.

Onsite Programmes

Super Storytastic

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Venue: Ang Mo Kio Public Library
3 & 17 Dec 2021
Time: 7.30pm to 8pm

Venue: Jurong Regional Library
Date: 5
 & 19 Dec 2021
Time: 12.30pm to 1pm

Join our storytellers as they bring you into a world of fascinating stories and tales. Fun and excitement await you! This programme is intended for children aged 7-10 years old.

Malay Storytelling Special: Growing Kitchen Scraps

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Venue: Chua Chu Kang Public Library
11 Dec 2021
pm to 3.30pm
Fee: To register, please e-mail: email

Join local author, Nur‚Äôafifah Binte Mohd Hussain, on an exploratory journey based on her English children‚Äôs book, ‚ÄúGrowing Kitchen Scraps‚ÄĚ.¬† Participants will learn how to upcycle and repurpose kitchen scraps without letting them go to waste through a storytelling and hands-on activity!

This programme is suitable for children aged 6-9 years old.


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This article is prepared by

Leona Quek
Blessed with 3 handsome and loving boys in her life. Two of them call her Mommy, the other calls her Wifey. Every night, she wishes for an early bedtime, but misses her babies as soon as they sleep.

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