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Shh... NLB takes a gentler approach to noise

Library board ropes in pre-school teachers to persuade noisy kids to pipe down

Published on Jun 26, 2014 9:29 AM

On a visit to the Sengkang Public Library recently, pre-school teacher Saberah Begum scanned the place quickly.

But what she was looking out for was not her favourite romance, cookery or travel titles but children behaving badly.

For the 53-year-old is one of the 40 pre-school teachers roped in by the National Library Board (NLB) to urge noisy children to pipe down and inculcate good library habits in them from young.

Unlike in the past when patrol teams policed the grounds and shushed the children, the NLB is now taking a different tack to make sure toddlers behave.

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