North East Community Development Council starts second-hand book donation drive

SINGAPORE - The North East Community Development Council (CDC) has started a donation drive to collect 20,000 second-hand books.

The books will be used to set up more mobile library kiosks, which are book carts located at places such as community clubs and residents' committees.

There are currently 46 mobile libraries, and the book drive will be used to open 28 more by end of March 2016.

The concept of a mobile library was created in July 2012, to make borrowing books easier for residents. They also create interim employment opportunities for job seekers in the North East district, who can work as part-time mobile library assistants. This has so far benefited more than 350 people.

On this recent initiative, Mr Teo Ser Luck, Mayor for the North East District, said the initiative will encourage sharing and the love for reading at the same time.

Residents may deposit their books at the mobile library kiosks in the North East district. Find out where they are at this link: http://bit.ly/booksdrop.