Becoming a LearnX Community

By LearnX Community

Join NLB’s vibrant network of learning communities!

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  • 👉 Want to start a LearnX Community that meets in the libraries? Find out here! 🖱️

    NLB can support your interest group in our libraries.

    As a LearnX Community, you can:

    Use our space: We provide spaces in our public libraries to our internal LearnX Communities. We also provide basic equipment, including chairs, tables, and writing materials.

    Ask us for guidance: Although LearnX Communities are largely self-directed by its members, our friendly librarians will be on hand to advise and support you and your community when necessary.

    Get access to resources: Whether you are a veteran in running a community group or completely new to it, we have specially curated resources that will help develop your skills.

    Get the word out: All LearnX Communities will be listed on our website for prospective members to read about and join. We'll also keep you informed about other opportunities to publicise as and when they come up.

    Network with other LearnX Communities. We give you the platform to build and grow your group.

    To begin, you need to:

    Get together: We recommend each community to consist of at least 4-6 core members. If your group needs more members, you can count on us to host a few sessions to get the word out.

    Meet up: Communities meet regularly to share their knowledge, practise a skill, or just chat about their chosen subject.

    Be open: All our LearnX Communities are free and open to the public. Knowledge in your group should be shared unconditionally, and without any strings attached!

    Be welcoming: Libraries are public places and everyone should feel safe and welcome here. People learn and connect meaningfully when they are in spaces where they feel they can be themselves without judgement. Encourage your group to express themselves with kindness and curiosity!

    Find out more about the terms and conditions, and submit your application to join us as an internal LearnX Community:

    Sign up today!


  • 👉 Onboard your group that meets outside the libraries: External LearnX Community. Find out here! ðŸ–±ï¸

    If you have an existing interest group that is already meeting outside the libraries, you can apply to join us as an external LearnX Community.

    Sign up today! 

    As an external LearnX Community, you can enjoy: 

    Visibility as one of NLB’s listed communities on our website! Reach out to a wider base of prospective members.  

    Continuous learning through NLB’s curated resources. Whether you are a veteran in running a community group or completely new to it, we have specially curated resources that will help develop your skills.  

    Networking opportunities with other LearnX Communities, to build and grow your group. 

    Venue sponsorships (twice a year) for programmes or showcases for your community that are open to public (subject to venue availability). 

    Enjoy the flexibility to pursue your group’s goals your way, with the support of NLB!


    Please note your group must: 

    Be established for at least 3 months. External LearnX Communities are groups that meet outside NLB but wish for occasional support from our friendly librarians.  

    Intend to meet at locations outside NLB. Don’t worry about changing the way you run! NLB can partner with your community in other ways. 

    Have an existing core group of at least 4-6 members.  

    Interested in onboarding your group as a LearnX Community? Click the button below to find out more and submit a form today!  

    Sign up today!

Start a LearnX Community

Here in NLB, we are excited about building an environment where people can learn and thrive through community. Whether your group intends to meet primarily in NLB venues or non-NLB venues, NLB is here to support your group's growth.

Want to get started? Click the button below to fill out an application:

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