National Reading Movement

Read for Books


Read for Books is a charity book drive with the intention of raising awareness of reading and share the gift of reading with the less privileged. From 14 to 29 July 2018, for every 10 people who read for 15 minutes, one book will be donated to beneficiaries from WondeRead, Autism Association (Singapore), Canossaville Children and Community Services (Canossaville) and The Business Times Budding Artists Fund. We hope to raise 4,250 books for them.


How to Participate?

Step 1: Register your interest by submitting the registration forms via the links below.


Private Sector



Public Agencies


Step 2: Gather your friends/family/colleagues to read for 15 minutes at your own venue during 14 to 29 Jul 2018.


Step 3: Take 1 to 2 photos of the activity.


Step 4: Upon completion of the activity, please email with the number of participants and photos taken.


NOTE: Please note that all updates must be completed by 3 Aug 2018 (Friday), 11.59pm.


Read for Books 2018 is brought to you by our presenting sponsor Prudential Assurance Company Singapore (Pte) Ltd and supported by Scholastic Education International (Singapore) Pte Ltd.


About the Beneficiaries




WondeRead is an initiative by the National Library Board (NLB) to support voluntary welfare organisations (VWOs) in promoting reading among children aged 7-17 from low income households.


Autism Association (Singapore)


The Autism Association (Singapore) is one of the Social Service Organisations in Singapore, dedicated to supporting and serving individuals with autism towards maximising their potential, helping them lead meaningful and quality lives in society.


Canossaville Children and Community Services (Canossaville)


Canossaville Children and Community Services (Canossaville) runs an integrated Preschool and Student Care Centre in the Aljunied-MacPherson area. Their programmes cater to both mainstream, as well as those with additional needs, giving priority to the poorest living in the lower income neighbourhoods. They are open to all faiths and races. Aged between two to fourteen years old, the children are taught values and skills to prepare them for life. Founded by the Canossian Sisters in 1941, Canossaville is supported by the Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF) and the Early Childhood Development Agency (ECDA). It is also an approved Institute of Public Character (IPC) and is authorised to receive tax-deductible donations.


The Business Times Budding Artists Fund


Initiated in 2004 and adopted by The Business Times in 2005, The Business Times Budding Artists Fund (BT BAF) originated from a conviction that no child with the strong interest and potential in the arts should be denied the opportunity to develop his or her talents due to a lack of financial resources. BT BAF aims to level the playing field and reaches out to children and youths from financially disadvantaged backgrounds, ages six to 19, providing opportunities and access to the arts.


(Updated 21 Jun 2018)