National Library Board's digital offerings during Covid-19 circuit breaker period | Live Storytelling, e-Books and more

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To help families through the CB period, the National Library Board has upped their digital offerings with "Live" Storytelling on Facebook, an increased number of e-books, and more!

With the Covid-19 circuit breaker period extended till the 1st of June 2020, families are seeking activities to keep their kids entertained and educated at home. The National Library Board has stepped up to help parents with their digital offerings, including the popular daily Storytelling through a Facebook Live video.

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"Live" Storytelling on Facebook

Happening from Monday through Saturday, librarians will be doing "Live" storytelling sessions on the Public Libraries Singapore Facebook Page. These sessions will be in English, Mandarin, Malay, and Tamil. The timing is listed in the image below. 


For our easy reference, these are the pages for catching the storytelling sessions in different languages 

8,000 Newly Curated e-Books

The library now offers over 8,000 newly curated e-books with unlimited checkouts, including popular books like Harry Porter And The Philosopher's Stone by J.K. Rowling. 

Check out the newly introduced a “Kids! Skip the Line!” collection of books, which are specially selected copies of titles set aside for immediate borrowing. Instead of the usual 21 days, “Kids! Skip the Line!” books are available for a loan period of 7 days. Patrons can borrow only one “Kids! Skip the Line!” book at any one time.

Some examples of popular titles in the “Kids! Skip The Line!” book collection are
popular series such as Geronimo Stilton, Captain Underpants and Fancy Nancy. The collection will be updated regularly to remain relevant, fresh and trending.

Online Maker Programmes

NLB has also launched a MakeIT Facebook group, as part of PIXEL Labs@NLB. It aims to be a community space for makers and would-be makers to gather and share knowledge, projects and ideas. The Facebook group page will be updated regularly with news, educational posts, eBook recommendations and online workshops on digital making. This also includes DIY activities that can be done at home.

Upcoming Topics

  • MakeIT Yourself DIY Face Masks: 2 & 3 May @ 3 pm - 4 pm. 
    Live on MakeIT Facebook Group, no registration required
  • MakeIT: Program Your Droid: 4 May @ 10 am - 12 pm
    Zoom, register via Library Go Website
  • MakeIT Yourself Mother's Day Digital Card: 10 May @ 3 pm - 4 pm
    Live on MakeIT Facebook Group, no registration required

Don't miss out on the other Digital Resources, including eBooks for Kids and Virtual Exhibitions, by the NLB too! Or do you know something from NLB that we need to feature, let us know in the comments below! 

*Photo Credits: National Library Board, Public Libraries Singapore Facebook


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This article is prepared by

Jiarong Yu
Daddy to 2 adorable little ones. Misses them the moment they are not around, regrets missing them the moment they are around.

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