Mother Tongue Language Services 

Book journals, recommended reads and book-related activities are also available in the various languages. For more information on the programmes listed here, please email

For programmes at the public libraries, the dates and timings listed are subject to change, please refer to for the latest updates.


NLB’s Friends of the Library and Archives Programme

The Volunteer Management System (VMS) offers everyone opportunities to volunteer with the National Library Board to promote reading and lifelong learning. For enquiries, contact, or register here!


The S.U.R.E. department offers workshops for students and teachers on combating fake news and organises learning journeys at the National Library’s exhibitions. Through the S.U.R.E. (Source, Understand, Research, Evaluate) steps, we aim to inculcate good habits of information literacy and discernment. For details, email us at




kidsREAD is a nationwide reading programme aimed at cultivating the love of reading among children aged 4 to 8 who are from less privileged families, so Primary 1 and 2 students are more than welcome! Each session spans 1 hour where children are engaged in a fun and interactive programme by trained volunteers. They are told stories and involved in story-related activities that spark their imagination and creativity.