NLB extends reading programme to more schools

The National Library Board (NLB) is expanding its school reading programme to close to 80 more schools next year.

Called Read@School, the programme brings NLB librarians to schools to introduce new books, teach students storytelling techniques and how to write better book reviews among many things.

Read@School has already been to 154 primary and secondary schools since it started this year.

"We are a nation with a high rate of literacy, but we also want to cultivate a love of reading, so expanding the Read@School programme is a step in the right direction," said Minister of State for Communications and Information and Education Ms Sim Ann. She was speaking to the media at a Read@School session at Regent Secondary.