From 29 May till 27 June 2021, The National Library Board has lined up plenty of online activities and resources during the June school holidays. The activities cater across age groups and participants can look forward to storytelling sessions as well as cybersecurity workshops, and even an eco-parenting talk.
Storytelling Sessions by The National Library Board
Certain activities are catered specifically for Phase 2 (Heightened Alert) and will be running till 13 June 2021. One such activity is the Online storytelling sessions for children in English and mother tongue languages on Facebook.
To entice children to read during the school holidays, The National Library Board will be offering online storytelling sessions in English, Chinese, Malay and Tamil. The sessions last between 5 and 15 minutes and will be hosted by librarians, volunteers, corporate partners and local authors. The pre-recorded sessions will be available on allocated Facebook pages and The National Library Board’s YouTube channel. More updates can be found on their Facebook page.
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School holiday programmes by The National Library Board
The School Holiday Special with Librarians programme uses short and fun videos to guide children to make various objects or glean tips inspired by books on different themes and topics such as S.T.E.A.M (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics).
Books such as Stay Curious with Your Child features bite-sized activities and reading resources that parents can explore with young children, while Teen·Things offers popular activities to challenge teens and inspire creativity.
Other Activities at the National Library: Book Bugs, Digital making programmes, NLB Talks and more.
There are other activities that members of the public can look forward to. Book Bugs: Explorers of Stories Past, the third edition of NLB’s popular bug-themed collectable card game, promises another slate of exciting activities this June as well as new content.
There are also free online live-streamed workshops on the topics of coding, robotics, 3D printing and other forms of digital fabrication and making. Teens can check out curated ebooks in new and exciting themes and use the DIY Resources such as fun D.I.Y. printables, discussion worksheets, and more.
NLB will also be hosting a line up of online programmes on NLB’s GoLibrary website covering interesting topics such as “How to boost your tot’s development through an enjoyable virtual session with songs and rhymes”, “How to be a detective with Sherlock Sam”, a Storytelling, writing & illustration workshop with Quek Hong Shin, and many more. Sign up for these workshops here.