With the July term break 2020 ongoing, families can participate in book-related activities and programmes without leaving home. The National Library Board (NLB) has various online activities taking place during the holidays for parents and children to enjoy.
Here are five reading-related ideas for the July term break.
1. Storytelling Sessions
Join a pre-recorded storytelling session led by librarians and volunteers. The English sessions are suitable for children from 4 to 10 and take place on Friday, 6.30 pm, Saturday, 10 am, and Sunday, 10 am. Watch the storytelling sessions on the Public Library Facebook page.
2. Holiday Specials with Librarians
Learn how to make objects inspired by books in a special holiday programme conducted by librarians. For the July term break, there are two sessions planned – one on nature and another on STEAM.
Tune in at the Public Library Facebook page at the following dates and times to participate:
22 July 2020, 6 pm: Colourful Garden
23 July 2020, 6 pm: MakeIT: Rollercoaster
3. eBook Recommendations
NLB has a various eBook recommendations that have been graded according to levels. Check them out here.
4. The News Gallery Learning Journey
The News Gallery: Beyond Headlines is a permanent exhibition at the National Library Building. The exhibition is complemented by a series of online activities and quizzes. Take the SUREvivors Quiz to defeat the Fake News Monsters or learn about different sources of information.
5. Read For Books
Read for Books is a charity drive which aims to share the gift of reading with the less privileged. From now till 26 July, for every 10 people who spend 15 minutes reading, one book will be donated to beneficiaries from WondeRead. You can also participate by organising a Zoom Read Together.