NLB Blogs

March 13, 2010 at 10:01 pm Leave a comment

Read and Reap: A reading initiative that takes short extracts from chosen literary texts, and uses them as launching points for further discussion. Young readers can submit their own 300-500-word extracts to be eligible for $20 book vouchers. An exploration of NLB’s e-resources, along with applications to real life. The main page seems to only consist of Quotes of the Day, but further entries can be found in the Categories sidebar.

ASK!: Actively Seeking Knowledge is a showcase for the more interesting queries made through the NLB’s Advisory & Enquiry Service. A great way to learn something new every day.

Invent: Focusing on design and creativity, the bloggers on this site look for quirky connections between objects or concepts that should not fit together, but somehow do in remarkable and unexpected ways.

High Browse Online: A comprehensive litblog that covers books, writing, and Singapore. Many great book recommendations here from passionate readers.

Y.O!: Maintained by the librarians & volunteers from the Young People’s Services, and aimed at teenaged readers all the way up to those in their mid-twenties.

BookCross: The Singapore offshoot of BookCrossing, which was created in 2001 in the USA. With the slogan of “Books need to be freed!” the site encourages readers to set their books “free” after reading them, leaving them in convenient places for others to pick them up, read them, and then set them free again, with the goal of turning the whole world into one big public library. Not really a blog, but still a worthwhile literary program.

library@esplanade: A library blog about music, dance, theatre and film, which is naturally fitting as the Esplanade is Singapore’s most visible host for the performing arts.

Read!Singapore: A nationwide programme to bring together readers from all over Singapore to discuss a common set of literary texts. The 2010 initiative seems to focus on short stories, all of which can be downloaded for free.


Entry filed under: NLB, Public Libraries.

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