Explore our D.I.Y. resources to foster the love of reading and learning at home and in school!

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(Updated on 8 August 2020)

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School Holiday Special | Storytime with Our Librarians | Quizzes *new | Literary Trivia | Learn About S.T.E.A.M. | Read and Craft | Read and Share | Decorate My Space | Engage My Child in Reading | Let’s be S.U.R.E.

School Holiday Special
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Storytime with Our Librarians

Don’t let COVID-19 put a damper on your love 💗 for our libraries 📚. Stay connected with us through our online storytelling sessions. Let your evenings be filled with fascinating tales in the four official languages.

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Quizzes *new

                Dare to Read (Quiz)

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Literary Trivia
Uncover your reading interest and challenge your lit knowledge!

Reading Interest Profile (15 mins)
Not sure which type of books you enjoy reading most? Complete the Reading Interest Profile to find out!

Lower Primary  (Quiz)

Upper Primary (Quiz)

Lower Primary (Booklet)

Upper Primary (Booklet)


Reading Challenge
Up your reading game by completing our very own Reading Challenge:


POSB-NLB Kids’ Lit QuizTM Survival Kit and Literary Boot Camp Booklet (30 mins)
Want to put your literary knowledge to the test? Download the POSB-NLB Kids’ Lit QuizTM Survival Kit and Literary Boot Camp booklet to see how much you know!


Survival Kit

Literary Boot Camp

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Learn about S.T.E.A.M.
Discover the joy of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Maths (S.T.E.A.M.) through these activities.

Tinker Truck Worksheets (15 mins)
Try out these printable worksheets from the first children’s makerspace in the libraries!

P1 – P3







DIY Tweens Packages (30 mins)
Problem-solve through do-it-yourself activities. Simply follow the instructions and have fun!

P4 – P6

Tweens Lab Mag (1 hour) 
Cool, creative, out-of-this world ideas and easy DIY projects on STEAM topics and activities for you to complete. Download the issues below!

P4 – P6

Issue #1 here
Issue #2 here
Issue #3 here

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Read and Craft
Pick a short read and create a story-based craft.

PopReads! (20 mins)
Help students relate to books based on STELLAR themes to their everyday lives with engaging discussions and activities! Download these activity sheets and make reading come alive!

P1 – P3

P4 – P6

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Read and Share
Share your thoughts on your favourite reads and intriguing book excerpts.

Monsters Adventure Booklets (20mins)



Horrific Adventure


Greatest Adventure


Read Swap Share (30 mins)
In this activity, students swap and share books with one another, prompting interesting book-related conversations. Use these worksheets as a guide as you borrow our eBooks!

RSS Facilitator’s Guide

RSS Slides

RSS Worksheet
Primary 1 to 2 (Basic)

RSS Worksheet
Primary 3 to 4 (Advanced)

RSS Worksheet
Primary 5 to 6 (Non-Fiction)

Read Reap Write (30 mins)
Students explore how stories relate to the world around them through a series of engaging discussions and activities. By reading and reflecting on thought-provoking extracts from great books, students will be encouraged to think critically and draw parallels between what is described in the extracts and their real-life experiences.

P3 – P4

Title: Cakes in Space
Author: Phillip Reeve and Sarah McIntyre
Call Number: JS REE

RRW Primary Cakes in Space Worksheet and Extract
RRW Primary Cakes in Space Facilitator’s Guide




Title:  The Mystery of the Missing Everything 
Author: Ben H. Winters
Call Number: J WIN

RRW Primary The Mystery of the Missing Everything Worksheet and Extract
RRW Primary The Mystery of the Missing Everything Facilitator’s Guide 




P5 – P6

Title: Fish in a Tree
Author: Lynda Mullaly Hunt
Call Number: J HUN

RRW Primary Fish in a Tree Worksheet and Extract
RRW Primary Fish in a Tree Facilitator’s Guide
RRW Primary Fish in a Tree Powerpoint Slides



Title: Saving Thanehaven 
Author: Catherine Jinks
Call Number: J JIN

RRW Primary Saving Thanehaven Worksheet and Extract
RRW Primary Saving Thanehaven Facilitator’s Guide



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Decorate My Space
Print out and put up these eye-catching posters and entertaining activities!

Posters (5 mins)

(for Lower Primary)

(for Upper Primary)


Activities (30 mins)
Suggested activities to liven up reading corners everywhere!

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Engage My Child in Reading
Read these dedicated guides for parents and educators.

Raising Readers
This guide provides information on how parents can instill a love of reading in their children.

Topics covered include:
• Identifying what type of reader your child is
• Choosing a book for your child
• Introduction to a variety of reading materials
• NLB eResources
• Reading at P1

The Parents’ Welcome Kit: Ride of a Lifetime
This guide provides tips on how parents can kickstart their children’s reading journey.

Tips to get your kid reading
This video is part of a series on parenting tips during home-based learning, brought to you by the Office of Education Research, NIE NTU, Singapore.

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Learn To Be S.U.R.E.
Are you savvy enough to face the pitfalls of the internet? Get SURE-vival tips through these S.U.R.E. (Source Understand Research Evaluate) activities!

S.U.R.E. Toolkit (45 min)
Get tips on how to be online savvy and combat fake news through insightful activities, based on the four basic S.U.R.E. skills: Source, Understand, Research and Evaluate.

P4 – P6

Fake News #1

SURE Infographic

SURE Toolkit Activity Sheet
SURE Toolkit Map

Fake News #2

Activity Sheet

SURE-vivor Booklet

For more great information literacy resources, click here!

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