National Library Board (NLB) and MUJI have partnered to roll out a series of haikus in malls across Singapore as part of NLB's ongoing efforts to make learning and discovery more accessible to all.
Venue: MUJI @ Jewel Changi Airport [From 28 Dec 2021] & MUJI @ Singapore Plaza [From 6 Jan 2022]
Keeping with the National Reading Movement's (NRM) theme of "Be Unexpectedly Interesting", NLB has worked with Japanese minimalist lifestyle brand MUJI to create a Wall of Haikus. On display are 30 uniquely designed bookmarks inspired by Japanese block printing. Each bookmark will feature a haiku, a Japanese poetic form written in three lines, worded to provide clues to the names of books and a QR code that links to an NLB eBook.
Members of the public are free to take a haiku bookmark and through it, find a book to read too. From Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone by J. K. Rowling to The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls, you can expect to find an assortment of genres from popular fiction to non-fiction, to SingLit and more.
There will also be physical books at the nodes, and visitors can get creative by submitting their own book-inspired haikus on the National Reading Movement’s Instagram page (@readingnationsg) from February to March 2022.
You will be able to experience the Wall of Haikus at MUJI at Jewel Changi Airport from 28 Dec 2021 and subsequently at MUJI at Plaza Singapura from 6 Jan 2022 as well. The event will run till 28 Jun 2022.
National Reading Movement
The NRM is a key part of NLB's recently launched LAB25 (Libraries and Archives Blueprint 2025) plan to create nodes around Singapore that offer new entry points into its wide array of content. The movement, now in its fifth year, nurtures a vibrant reading culture among adults and seniors, urging residents here to read more, read widely and read together. Learn more about LAB25 at https://go.gov.sg/nlb-lab25.