Spreading the love for reading

A scheme which gives Singaporeans credits towards buying books - similar to the SkillsFuture initiative - was among ideas put forward yesterday at a discussion on how to promote reading. An SGFuture engagement session called Promote Reading as a Tool
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A scheme which gives Singaporeans credits towards buying books - similar to the SkillsFuture initiative - was among ideas put forward yesterday at a discussion on how to promote reading. An SGFuture engagement session called Promote Reading as a Tool for Learning was held at the National Library Board's Orchard Road branch, organised by the Ministry of Communications and Information (MCI). Other suggestions included having libraries open for 24 hours on certain days and making books available on public transport. The session was attended by the Minister for Communications and Information, Dr Yaacob Ibrahim (second from right). A National Reading Movement is expected to be launched by the MCI later this year.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 04, 2016, with the headline 'Spreading the love for reading'. Print Edition | Subscribe