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THE GAMER MOTIVATION PROFILE – WHAT WE LEARNED FROM 300,000 GAMERS


Published on : 22 Jun 2017

THE GAMER MOTIVATION PROFILE – WHAT WE LEARNED FROM 300,000 GAMERS

Wednesday, 19 July 2017

7:00pm – 8:00pm

Level 5, Possibility Room, National Library Building

What motivates people to play video games? Did game genres evolve naturally, or were they historical accidents? Join Nick Yee as he shares an empirically-validated Gamer Motivation Model developed by Quantic Foundry, using data from over 300,000 gamers.

 

                                                                                                                                                                                      Find out:

  • How gaming motivations are related to each other

  • Whether gaming motivations vary with gender, age, and across games

  • How these findings influence future game designs

Free admission. Please register at library eKiosks or http://bit.ly/2rPaj0z       

ABOUT THE SPEAKER

Nick Yee is the co-founder and analytics lead of Quantic Foundry. For more than a decade, he has conducted research into the psychology of gaming and virtual worlds using a wide variety of methods. He was a senior research scientist in Ubisoft's Game Behaviour Research Group, and has applied social network analysis and predictive analytics to large-scale games such as World of Warcraft.

 



2016 National Reading Habits Study on Adults (Full Report)


Published on : 9 Jun 2017

2016 National Reading Habits Study on Adults (Full Report)

Learn more about the full details of NLB’s study on adults’ reading habits in our 2016 National Reading Habits Study on Adults (Full Report)

 



Tampines Regional Library will unveil its new look on 5 August 2017!


Published on : 5 Jun 2017

Tampines Regional Library will unveil its new look on 5 August 2017!

Tampines Regional Library will re-open on 5 August at Our Tampines Hub! The new library will have a much larger floor space, spanning 5 levels to meet your reading needs!

Come join us as we celebrate the joy of reading on 5 August! For more updates, visit our Facebook page.

You can also help to inspire the discovery and joy of reading in your community at Tampines by becoming a volunteer! All you need is two hours a week to give to the library. So make a difference and join us as a Friend of the Library today! Email us at volunteer@nlb.gov.sg to find out more.



Reach us at these new email addresses from 14 June 2017


Published on : 24 May 2017

Reach us at these new email addresses from 14 June 2017

Please note to reach us at these new email addresses from 14 June 2017:

· General enquiries: enquiry@nlb.gov.sg

· Feedback and suggestions: qsm@nlb.gov.sg

· Reference and research enquiries: ref@nlb.gov.sg

· Enquiries related to the National Archives of Singapore: nas@nlb.gov.sg

 

 



Babies can be members too!


Published on : 23 May 2017

Babies can be members too!

Register your babies to be library members!

Simply follow these 3 steps to redeem your baby gift pack:

1. Visit your nearest Public Library and register your child as a library member*

2. Borrow 6 books

3.Present the loan receipt to our library staff at the counter and collect your gift pack!

*Please bring your child's birth certificate and a parent's NRIC

Things to note:

  • This programme is for babies born from Jan 2016 onwards
  • Membership fees apply to non-Singaporeans
  • Registration points excludes library@orchard, library@esplanade and library@chinatown

 *The Baby gift pack contains 3 board books, Reading is Fun! Booklet, A Guide for Reading with Little Ones DVD, Height Chart and Rhymes and Fingerplays for Little Ones.



Read! Fest: NLB’s Annual Celebration of the Joy of Reading Returns!


Published on : 23 May 2017

Read! Fest: NLB’s Annual Celebration of the Joy of Reading Returns!

As part of the National Reading Movement, Read! Fest 2017 will be featuring over 100 programmes to inspire Singapore residents to expand their reading diet to Read Widely by reading in their Mother Tongue Languages and books by Singaporean authors. 

 

From 9 June to 29 July, do visit www.nlb.gov.sg/golibrary to register for the programmes.

 



Double Up Loan Promotion from 27 May to 31 July 2017


Published on : 19 May 2017

Double Up Loan Promotion from 27 May to 31 July 2017

During this promotion, the loan quotas of all library users will be doubled. This will also apply to the new loan quota, introduced for Basic and Partner Library Members on 2 May 2013. Please see the table below for more information.

Types of Membership

No of loan items from 27 May to 31 July 2017 Loan Period
Basic Membership 16 books/ magazines (including up to 6 audio-visual materials)

21 days for all items



        


Note: One time renewals are allowed for unreserved items except for magazines and audio-visual materials. Renewals should be done before/ on due date.

Partner Membership 20 books / magazines
(including up to 8 audio-visual materials)
Premium Plus Membership 32 books / magazines
(including up to 16 audio-visual materials)
Membership for Foreigners 16 books / magazines
(including up to 8 audio-visual materials)

During the promotion period, you can also borrow up to 16 eBooks! Simply download the NLB Mobile app to read on the go and borrow library items. The NLB Mobile app is available for free on iOS and Android mobile devices.

 



Access NLB’s eResources for FREE at the new Multimedia Stations (MMS)!


Published on : 15 May 2017

Access NLB’s eResources for FREE at the new Multimedia Stations (MMS)!

The enhanced MMS are now available in our public libraries! Enjoy free access to digital books, newspapers, magazines and more! You can also pay for internet browsing directly, without the need for a prepaid account.

 

With the new MMS, the prepaid accounts system will be discontinued from 1 June 2017. Please use up your prepaid account balance by 31 May.

 

You can apply for a refund of your unused balance from 1 June 2017 at https://www.nlb.gov.sg/PrepaidRefund, or through the MMS and catalogue stations.



Take the lead in your lifelong learning and rewrite the possibilities at The LLiBrary!


Published on : 5 May 2017

Take the lead in your lifelong learning and rewrite the possibilities at The LLiBrary!

Whether you are dreaming of starting your own business, looking for ideas in your current job or feeling inspired to pursue a different career, you will find everything you need to kick-start your plans at The LLibrary.

 

Designed for working adults, The LLiBrary features self-service technologies that make it easy to locate, browse, and use the diverse collection for your professional development.

 

Avoid the hassle of queuing by collecting your reserved items from a designated shelf, renewing loans at library eKiosks and returning your library items at the bookdrop.

 

For more information, please visit https://www.lli.sg/content/lli/home/featured-service/the-llibrary.html

 

Lifelong Learning Institute

Level 3 (via Lobby B)

11 Eunos Road 8

Singapore 408601

Nearest MRT Station: Paya Lebar



National Library Prominent Speaker Series: It’s Not What You Know, It’s Who You Know


Published on : 24 Apr 2017

National Library Prominent Speaker Series: It’s Not What You Know, It’s Who You Know

Thursday, 29 June 2017
7.00pm – 9.00pm
Level 16, The Pod, National Library Building
 (For access to The Pod, please proceed to lift lobby opposite the information counter at Level 1)

Presented by Chris J. Reed Founder & Global CEO of Black Marketing

The National Library regularly host renowned speakers from the arts, heritage, technology and social sciences to exchange and enrich ideas across communities.

Join one of Asia’s most influential digital media professionals, Chris J. Reed, as he shares his journey of becoming the only NASDAQ listed CEO with a mohawk! Chris will reveal how his grandfather’s advice greatly influenced him and how it became the bedrock of all his success. He will also reveal other secrets to boost your personal and corporate brand in your LinkedIn profile.

Free admission. Please register at the library eKiosks or visit GoLibrary.

About the Speaker
Chris J. Reed, Founder & Global CEO of Black Marketing, has grown his company from one person in one country in 2014 to a full listing on NASDAQ in 2016. Crowned as Asia's Most Influential Digital Media Professional by CMO Asia and Singapore Small Business Rising Star 2015 by the British Chamber of Commerce, Chris was also named as an Official LinkedIn Power Profile 2012-2017, with one of the world’s most-viewed LinkedIn profiles with 55,000 followers. He is also an international bestselling author with his book LinkedIn Mastery for Entrepreneurs.





The new Bukit Panjang Public Library will open its doors on 1 July 2017!


Published on : 17 Apr 2017

The new Bukit Panjang Public Library will open its doors on 1 July 2017!
Bukit Panjang Public Library will re-open on 1 July 2017 with double the floor space and a brand new look!

The library will have new services, including an immersive storytelling room for children. There will also be customised reading spaces for patrons of all ages.

Mark your calendar and join us at the new library when it re-opens! For more updates, visit our Facebook page.

You can also help to inspire the discovery and joy of reading in your community at Bukit Panjang by becoming a volunteer! All you need is two hours a week to give to the library. So make a difference and join us as Friend of the Library today! Email us at volunteer@nlb.gov.sg to find out more.


Be a part of our efforts to enrich a classic Singapore publication


Published on : 17 Mar 2017

Be a part of our efforts to enrich a classic Singapore publication

 

Announcing a new publication by the National Library Board that takes the classic 1923 text and updates it with annotations and recent research on the lives and times of various Chinese personalities in early Singapore. Visit BookSG at http://bit.ly/2jzQiGo to read the digital copy.

We invite the public to participate and enrich this book by contributing relevant information and photographs on the Citizen Archivist website at www.nas.gov.sg/citizenarchivist.

 

 

Book Synopsis

Since its publication in 1923, Sir Song Ong Siang’s One Hundred Years’ History of the Chinese in Singapore has become the standard biographical reference of prominent Chinese in early Singapore, at least in the English language. This fact would have surprised Song who saw himself primarily as a compiler of historical and biographical snippets. This annotated edition by the Singapore Heritage Society takes Song’s classic text and updates it with detailed annotations of sources that Song himself might have consulted, and includes more recent scholarship on the lives and times of various personalities who are mentioned in the original book. This annotated edition is commissioned and published by the National Library Board, Singapore.



The Former Ford Factory has reopened with a new exhibition, Surviving the Japanese Occupation: War and its Legacies


Published on : 22 Feb 2017

The Former Ford Factory has reopened with a new exhibition, Surviving the Japanese Occupation: War and its Legacies

The Former Ford Factory has reopened with a new exhibition, Surviving the Japanese Occupation: War and its Legacies.

 

Click here for directions and more details.



Yishun Public Library will be closing for renovations


Published on : 12 Dec 2016

Yishun Public Library will be closing for renovations

Yishun Public Library will be closing on 15 January 2017 for renovations.

Its last day of operations will be Saturday, 14 January. The library will close at 9pm.

During this time, please visit Woodlands Regional Library or Sembawang Public Library for your reading needs.

Thank you for your support, and we look forward to seeing you again in 2018!



Upgrade your library experience with myLibrary!


Published on : 11 Apr 2016

Upgrade your library experience with myLibrary!

Sign up for myLibrary to enjoy NLB's suite of enhanced e-library services, including checking your account, renew or reserving items and access to the library's eResources. You can also sign up for alerts for reservations and reminders on loans.

Library members can sign up for myLibrary in 3 easy steps online or at the eKiosk in any public library:

  • 1. Sign up with your NRIC/FIN number
  • 2. Get a One-Time PIN (OTP) via SMS
  • 3. Create your user ID and password, and update your personal details.   

Need help with registration? Here's a handy guide to get you started.

If you have already signed up for myLibrary ID, don't forget to download our NLB Mobile app at iTunes or Google Play to

  • Use your smartphone or tablet to borrow and renew library items for the whole family instantly – without queuing!
  • Get personalised book recommendations
  • Check out upcoming events at a library near you   

Do email us if you need further assistance.



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