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The kidsREAD programme is a nationwide reading programme officially launched on 23 April 2004 by then Deputy Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong. 

About kidsREAD

kidsREAD

Background

The National kidsREAD programme (kidsREAD in short) is a nationwide reading programme officially launched on 23 April 2004 by then Deputy Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong. kidsREAD is a collaborative effort by the National Library Board (NLB) together with People’s Association (PA), Ministry of Education (MOE), Chinese Development Assistance Council (CDAC) and other self-help groups to promote the love of reading and cultivate good reading habits among young Singaporeans, specifically children from low-income families. The target audience of kidsREAD is children between the ages of 4 and 8, regardless of race or religion.

 

Objectives of kidsREAD

  • To promote the love of reading and cultivate good reading habits among young Singaporeans
  • To leverage on the strengths of various partners to create a reading programme for children
  • To provide an avenue for children from various races to interact from an early age
  • To help enhance the quality of life of the children and their families

 

kidsREAD Participants

Eligibility Criteria:

  • between the ages of 4 and 8
  • Singaporeans or Permanent Residents (PRs)
  • Gross monthly household income not exceeding $7,500 or Per Capita Income not exceeding $1,875.

 

kidsREAD Session Structure




Volunteer Criteria and Opportunities

Alumni and Young Alumni Programme

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Enrol or be a Volunteer at kidsREAD!

Enrol your child or Volunteer at kidsREAD!

To date, we have over 170 clubs islandwide!

If you would like to enrol your child or volunteer at any of the clubs in the link below, please do email us at kidsread@nlb.gov.sg and we will be in touch with you shortly.