Read For Books 2021: Open A Tome For A Cause

Read For Books 2021: Open A Tome For A Cause
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Did you know that the word tome comes from Latin tomus, which comes from Greek tomos, meaning “section” or “roll of papyrus”? Now a tome is used to refer to a large and often ponderous book. As part of The National Reading Movement’s Read For Books 2021, from 10 to 26 July, open a good book for a good cause!


Read for Books 2021

Read for Books 2021
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Charity book drive Read for Books 2021 is back for another year to raise awareness of reading and share the gift of reading with the less privileged. One book will be donated to beneficiaries for every 10 people who read for 15 minutes.


How to participate in Read for Books 2021

Participate in this meaningful cause in just 4 simple steps. First, register your interest by submitting the registration forms via the links at the National Reading Movement website. Then, read for 15 minutes at your own space from 10 to 26 July 2021, or join one of the Zoom Read Together sessions organised by National Library Board. The full schedule for the Zoom Read Together sessions is on the Read For Books 2021 website.

Take one to two photos or screengrabs of the activity and upon completion submit your photo(s) and the number of participants at the site here. Do note that all updates must be completed by Friday 6 August 2021 at 11:59 pm.


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Read for Books 2021 Zoom Sessions

Participants who are unable to decide what to read can join a free half-hour session organized by the National Library where short reads for different book categories or genres will be recommended. The full schedule is on the National Reading Movement website.

Those who wish to conduct their own Zoom Read Together session for their communities can download and use NLB’s free Read for Books slides at the site here. The slides can be used for schools, organisations and personal book clubs.

Read more about Read for Books 2021 here.


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