Read! Fest 2019’s theme of Voyage sails in tandem with the Bicentennial commemoration in Singapore – rediscovering the past with fresh perspectives while also looking to the future.

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This year, we feature 130 programmes curated to topics revolving around Singlit past and present, the Singapore story retold, future narratives, and new thinking in a new world.

What’s more, the inaugural National Reading Challenge will launch during Read! Fest’s opening week. Read a book or two every week, and stand a chance to win attractive prizes!

Get ready for a journey beyond shores. Read! Fest is part of the National Reading Movement, which was launched in 2016 to encourage people to Read More, Read Widely and Read Together. Look out for ongoing reading-related initiatives that will stimulate a reading and learning culture across individuals and organisations.

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Read for Books

Read for Books

Share the gift of reading with the less privileged by participating in Read for Books, a charity book donation drive happening from 13 – 28 July 2019! For every 10 people who read for 15 minutes, one book will be donated to selected beneficiaries.

Read! Fest Goes Out

Read! Fest Goes Out

Mark your calendars! Enjoy a variety of community reading activities happening across Singapore this July! What’s more, on 27 July 2019, we will be transforming Plaza Singapura into a whimsical reading space with exciting games, spot a book character and literary performances. It’ll be a treat for all ages!

Big Book Giveaway

Big Book Giveaway

NLB’s Big Book Giveaway returns for its fourth run this year! Pop by Central Plaza at Our Tampines Hub on 29 June 2019 or Plaza Singapura on 27 July 2019 to select and savour your free books. Books are available on a first-come-first-served basis – grab them while stocks last!


Download the Read! Fest 2019 Programme Booklet for more information!

Admission is free but registration is required for all programmes, unless otherwise stated. Please visit GoLibrary and search for “Read! Fest 2019” or the title of the programme you’re interested in to register a seat.

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