Mark your calendars! Enjoy a slew of exciting community reading activities happening across Singapore this July! Look out for the various community spaces which will be transformed into exciting reading venues. Join the myriad of groups who will be coming together to organise activities in a collective celebration of reading. What’s more, on 27 July, we will be transforming Plaza Singapura into a whimsical reading space with exciting games, roving book characters and literary performances.

It’ll be a treat for all ages!

 

Highlights

Big Book Giveaway

Join us at the Central Plaza of Our Tampines Hub on 29 June and Plaza Singapura on 27 July, where participants are given 5 minutes to select books of their choice to enrich their reading journey. Big Book Giveaway is held at these following times:

  • 29 June 2019, Saturday, from 11.30 am to 5.30pm, Central Plaza @ Our Tampines Hub
  • 27 July 2019, Saturday, from 12.00 pm to 7.30 pm, at Plaza Singapura

 

Islandwide Reading Events

Read! Fest Pop-Ups

Look out for our Read! Fest Pop-Ups! Pick a new read (or two) from a selection of pre-loved books at one of the following locations:

Compass One Mall 1 – 7 July
Heartbeat@Bedok 1 – 25 July
Hotel Jen Orchardgateway Singapore 1 – 25 July
112 Katong 1 – 4 July
Katong V 6 – 14 July
Our Tampines Hub 19 – 25 July
RWS S.E.A. Aquarium 6 – 14 July
Spinelli Coffee Company (Our Tampines Hub) 1 – 15 July
Style NA Hair Korean (Compass One Mall) 15 – 17 July
Ya Kun Kaya Toast (Parkway Parade) 15 – 25 July
Woodlands Galaxy Community Club 1 – 25 July

 

Lifestyle Promotions

Feeling peckish or looking for a cuppa? Perhaps a new hairdo while enjoying your read?  Borrow books from our public libraries to enjoy limited-time lifestyle promotions offered by our community partners!

Mellower Coffee

Date/Time: 27 & 28 July 2019, 1pm – 4pm
Venue: Mellower Coffee (108 Middle Road)
Present your same-day physical loan receipt from Central Public Library to purchase an Iced Mocha @ $5.40 (U.P. $7).

Pizza Hut

Date/Time: 1 July – 26 July 2019, Mondays to Fridays, 2pm – 5pm (excluding Eve of and Public Holidays)
Venue: Selected Pizza Hut restaurants

Present your physical loan receipt from any public library to qualify for a Pizza Hut promotion meal that consists of a main and free flow drink at S$5.90.

Terms and Conditions:

  1. Loan receipt must be dated from 1 July 2019 onwards.
  2. Valid from 1 July to 26 July 2019, Mondays to Fridays, 2pm – 5pm (excluding Eve of and Public Holidays)
  3. Valid for Dine-In at selected Pizza Hut restaurants only, not valid for Pizza Hut Downtown East, Pizza Hut Punggol SAFRA, Pizza Hut Wisteria and Pizza Hut Express stores.
  4. Valid only at
North South East/North East West
Northpoint City Harbourfront Centre Tampines Mall Westgate
Sun Plaza Marina Square Mall Eastpoint Mall West Mall
Thomson Plaza Plaza Singapura Bedok Mall Lot One Shoppers’ Mall
715 Ang Mo Kio Ave 6 City Square Mall Hougang Mall Bukit Panjang Plaza
Causeway Point Compass One Jurong Point Mall
190 Toa Payoh Lorong 6 NEX Bukit Timah Plaza
Waterway Point
  1. Not valid with other discounts, promotions or offers
  2. Limited to one redemption per loan receipt per transaction
  3. Please present your loan receipt during ordering
  4. Pizza Hut management reserves the right to amend the promotional offer without prior notice.

Hotel Jen Orchardgateway Singapore x library@orchard

Date/Time: 22 June – 28 July 2019, Monday – Friday, 1pm – 5pm
Present your physical loan receipt with 2 books borrowed from library@orchard to enjoy a same-day 15% discount on F&B purchases at Lounge@Jen and On The Go! Loan receipt must show a minimum of 2 books borrowed from library@orchard (Level 3, Orchardgateway) on the same day of redemption. Valid for F&B purchases in a single receipt. Only at Lounge@Jen and On The Go, Hotel Jen Orchardgateway Singapore. Other terms and conditions apply.

 Ya Kun Kaya Toast (Parkway Parade) x Marina Parade Public Library

Date/Time: 6 and 13 July 2019, 2pm – 5pm
Present your physical loan receipt with 2 books borrowed from Marine Parade Public Library to enjoy a free drink upgrade for every set meal purchase! Valid for same day redemption only. Loan receipt must be dated 6 and 13 July respectively.

Ya Kun Kaya Toast & Beard Papa (Compass One) x Sengkang Public Library

Date/Time: 20 July, 2pm – 5pm
Present your physical loan receipt with 2 books borrowed from Sengkang Public Library to enjoy a free drink upgrade with every set meal purchase at Ya Kun Kaya Toast OR a Free Upgrade to Flavour of the Month at Beard Papa from 2pm to 5pm! Loan receipt must be dated 20 July 2019.

Ya Kun Kaya Toast (Orchard Central) x library@orchard

Date/Time: 27 July 2019, 2pm – 5pm
Present your physical loan receipt with 2 books borrowed from library@orchard to enjoy a free drink upgrade for every set meal purchase! Loan receipt must be dated 27 July 2019.

JasonSally Hairdressers (NEX Mall)

Date: 1 – 31 July 2019
JasonSally Hairdressers @ NEX will provide a discount for customers spotted with a book borrowed from the public libraries. A 20% discount for all services will be given to 1 customer. Customers coming in a group of 3 can enjoy a 25% discount. Promotion is only valid for the month of July 2019.

Beard Papa (Vivocity) x library@harbourfront

Date/Time: 6 and 13 July 2019, 2pm – 5pm
Present your physical loan receipt from library@harbourfront for a Free Upgrade to Flavour of the Month from 2pm to 5pm. Valid for same day redemption only. Loan receipt must be dated 6 and 13 July respectively.

Beard Papa (Bugis Junction) x Central Public Library

Date/Time: 27 July 2019, 2pm – 5pm
Present your physical loan receipt from Central Public Library for a Free Upgrade to Flavour of the Month from 2pm to 5pm. Loan receipt must be dated 27 July 2019.

Baker and Cook

Date/Time: 27 July 2019, 3pm – 4pm or while stock lasts.
Venue/s: All Baker & Cook Singapore stores. Please see www.bakerandcook.biz for locations.

Grab a book and make your way to your nearest Baker & Cook bakery to read whilst surrounded by the aroma of freshly baked bread, cakes and pastries. Tag @bakerandcooksg, #readingnationsg and @readingnationsg into your Instagram or Facebook post about how reading has enriched your life and we will reward you with a complimentary small coffee or tea to enjoy on the spot.

 

Reading Activities

Take your pick from an array of exciting reading activities at these locations and dates!

Read! Fest Goes to Shark Week
Date/Time: 6 – 14 July 2019, 4.30pm – 5pm daily [Presentation], 10am – 7pm [Read! Fest Pop-Up]
Venue: Ocean Dome, S.E.A. Aquarium, Resorts World Sentosa

Get your feet wet and visit an underwater reading corner to read with the fishes! Snuggle up to casual reads and pick up a book or two in the Ocean Dome! Also learn more about sharks, why they are often misunderstood by us humans and how we can help to protect them! The S.E.A. Aquarium will host a presentation about our powerful apex predators.

Standard admission charges to S.E.A. Aquarium apply.

Seimpi Education Storytelling Experience
Date/Time: 7 July, 1pm – 2pm
Venue: Cheng San Public Library, Activity Room

Surprises aplenty, young readers will be wowed by the many ways storytelling can be made fun and engaging. Coupled with simple handicraft, Seimpi Education aims to use multi-sensory interactions to show how ideas can be delivered effectively through the use of various mediums.

Read! Fest Goes to Safra Jurong
Date/Time: 13 – 28 July, 9am – 9pm

Drop by Safra Jurong from 13 to 28 July and kick-start your reading journey at their pop-up reading corner! This reading corner is set-up in conjunction with Read for Books, a charity book drive  where one book will be donated to selected beneficiaries for every 10 people who read for 15 minutes. Re-discover the joy of reading for a good cause! On 27 July, find your next favourite book at the Books 2 Go borrowing booth set up by Jurong West Public Library. Books for all ages will be made available. Like stories? Sit down for storytelling sessions that will be conducted by NLB’s Teen Reading Ambassadors! The borrowing booth and storytelling sessions will be conducted on Saturday, 27 July at these timings:

  • Storytelling: 3pm – 3.30pm, 4pm – 4.30pm
  • Books 2 Go Borrowing Booth: 1pm – 5pm

Read! Fest Goes to PPIS FSC
Date/Time: 13 July, 10am – 1.30pm
Venue: 447A Bukit Batok West Avenue 9

Loads of activities from storytelling, library membership registration to Spin & Win. All you have to do is complete a puzzle and borrow 2 books to the spin the wheel! The storytelling session will be held from 12.20pm – 12.50pm.

Stories n Saris with DemureDrapes
Date/Time: 15 July, 4pm – 5pm
Venue: Central Public Library, Programme Zone

Demure Drapes invites all gorgeous ladies to get together in colourful saris to read and raise books for charity through Read for Books. Come with any book that you like and want to share with the rest. We’ll read, discuss, have fun and discover new perspectives while doing good!

Read! Fest Goes to Rockridge Park @ Yishun ST 51
Date/Time: 27 July , 5.30pm – 8.30pm

Join us as PAssionARts FUNtARTstic Storyland to pick your next read or learn an origami craft!

Read! Fest Goes To Plaza Singapura

On 27 July from 11.00am to 8.00pm, Plaza Singapura will be converted into a whimsical reading space with exciting games, roving book mascots and literary performances. Select free books at Big Book Giveaway and earn a reward by completing Read! Fest GO, a reading challenge. The event targeted at adults, children and families will showcase that anywhere can be a great place to enjoy the written word!

Read! Fest GO

Get read-y to be rewarded for reading – participate in Read! Fest GO, a mall-wide reading challenge in order to redeem attractive rewards! Participants are required to complete 4 out of 10 activity tasks, which can be accomplished in less than 20minutes. Drop by any of our genre-specific activity booths situated around Plaza Singapura if you are up for a literary challenge!

Participants have to be at least 15 years and above to take part in Read! Fest GO.

Stories for Kids by Kids

Give the screens a miss, and have a go at listening to stories told by our Junior Reading Ambassadors! They will be bringing our beloved story-telling sessions over from the libraries to Plaza Singapura. These sessions will take place at 11.30am and 3.30pm respectively at the Level 4 family lounge.

The Piper of Plaza Sing

Re-live the fairy-tale of the Pied Piper of Hamelin – join him as he makes his fabled journey through Plaza Singapura! There will be two sessions of this performance, taking place at 2.00pm and 7.00pm respectively. The journey begins at the Level 4 family lounge. See you there!

(Updated 26 June 2019)