The National Library Board (NLB) will have a pre-schooler specialised corner dubbed the Early Literacy Library next month.
To be launched at the Jurong Regional Library, the corner will feature more than 60,000 books and audio-visual items catered to children aged six and below. Available in all 4 official languages, materials found in the corner will be classified into two groups – one for toddlers until the age of three, and those aged from four to six.
This is part of NLB’s continuous efforts in reaching a wider audience – with other initiatives including the opening of 2 new libraries later this year, the Library@Orchard and the revamped sembawang library.
The sembawang library, in particular, will also be fitted with activities and materials to promote parent-child interactions, something that is certainly important in a child’s development.
On a wider scope, the NLB will also continue to work on current projects that bring the benefits of books and learning to the Singapore community.
These includes the mobile libraries known as “Mollies” vans which brings 1,500 books per van to more than 160 organisations, the Read@Community scheme which helps community groups and centres set up their own reading corners and a partnership with the Early Childhood Development Agency to introduce reading activity toolkits for teachers and parents to aid in early literacy development.