Programmes for Children and Teens

As children discover digital devices and become more independent, it is important that they sustain their personal reading and learning journeys through their teens into adulthood. We reach out to children and teens of ages 7-17, and their parents, through a wide variety of programmes and activities. Through our programmes and activities, we also reach out to students, teachers and schools through our Read@School programme.

Explore the following programme series and resources on topics such as Sustainability, Digital, Science, Reading and Career on LearnX. Find the full schedule of programmes on Eventbrite.

For Children


To continue engaging children reading at home, storytelling sessions are offered in English, Chinese, Malay and Tamil.

The pre-recorded storytelling sessions range between 5 and 15 minutes, and feature volunteer storytellers, corporate partners, and Singapore authors. Sessions are uploaded on Public Libraries Singapore Facebook and NLB Singapore YouTube channel.

Follow us on Facebook @publiclibrarysg, and stay tuned for more updates on Storytime.

EL: 2nd & 4th Saturdays, 10am

CL: 1st & 3rd Fridays, 7.30pm

ML: 1st & 3rd Saturdays, 11.30am

TL: 1st & 3rd Fridays, 7pm


Monsters United


Tailored for children aged 7 to 9, Monsters United comprises a quartet of loveable monsters - adventurous Hutsy, fantastical Camy, Techy Zecky and spooky Rooky. Check out Monsters United for more details.

School Holiday Programmes


For School Holiday Special with Librarians, children will be guided via short fun videos by librarians to make various objects or learn new tips inspired from books, all while learning about different themes and topics such as Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Maths ( S.T.E.A.M.).

Stay Curious with Your Child features bite-sized activities and reading resources for parents to explore and bond with young children. Follow us on Facebook to be notified when the content goes live.

Junior Reading Ambassador (JRA)

JRAs are trained to speak well, write book reviews and promote reading on NLB platforms. They get to showcase their talents at storytelling sessions, dramatic performances and when emceeing for library events. Recruitment takes places once every two years.



The kidsREAD programme aims to grow the love of reading and instil good reading habits in children aged 7-8 years old from less privileged households. Children will be engaged with storytelling and reading-related activities by trained volunteers at kidsREAD clubs that are located in our partners’ premises nationwide. Find out more about this programme here.

For Teens

Teens Takeover

This workshop series targets teens aged 13-17 years old and allows them to gain new learning experiences and skills. Designed under six focus areas (digital, sustainability, health, reading, science and career), the workshops are specially curated to attract teens with engaging activities that appeal to their interests as well as the necessary know-how to prepare them for the future. Check out Teens Takeover for more details.


Teen·Thing- offers cool and popular activities for teens to challenge themselves, inspire their creativity and share with friends. Check out Teen·Things (or follow us on Instagram) to be notified when the content goes live.

Teen Reading Ambassador (TRA)

Teen Reading Ambassadors reach out to their peers through library programmes to instil a lifelong passion for reading, as well as mentor their younger counterparts (Junior Reading Ambassadors) in the creation of a vibrant, creative and active reading advocacy movement. Recruitment takes place once every two years.