Instead of visiting the library, how about having the library come to you? That’s what National Library Board is piloting with its new book borrowing subscription service The Little Book Box.
The Little Book Box Subscription Service
The Little Book Box is a service where National Library Board will curate a selection of children’s book and have them sent to subscribers’ homes every month.
The service caters to children in two age groups – four to six years old and seven to nine years old.
Under the service, subscribers will receive a total of eight English books per month. These will consist of a variety of fiction and non-fiction books.
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As a bonus, the eight books received under The Little Book Box service will not count towards the usual library loan quota. Subscribes can continue to borrow up to 16 books from the physical libraries.
The loan duration for the books under The Little Box Box service will be 21 days. At the end of the loan period, subscribers will need to return the books at the public libraries.
Signing Up for National Library Board’s The Little Book Box Pilot
The new service will be piloted from October 2020 till July 2021. It is chargeable at a monthly fee of $10.70.
Subscribers will need to sign up for a minimum of three months. After that, the subscription will automatically renew unless the subscription is cancelled.
For the pilot, the service will be capped at 1,000 subscribers on a first-come-first-served basis. Interested members of the public can subscribe to The Little Book Box from this website from 2 October 2020 onwards, one week ahead of this year’s Children’s Day.
Extending the Pilot Reach
The National Library Board has also partnered with The Straits Times School Pocket Money Fund to sponsor up to 200 children from low-income families to enjoy The Little Book Box subscription service for nine months.
Depending on the outcome and feedback received from the pilot, the National Library Board will make a decision whether or not to extend or expand The Little Book Box service.
Get the full details and terms and conditions here.