If your pint-sized bibliophiles would rather get their noses stuck in the pages of a picture book, take your little bookworms out for a day at the library. Most public libraries in Singapore come complete with a dedicated children's section filled with books, and interactive features for the curious tots, tykes, and tweens.
However, due to safety guidelines, libraries are following the 'borrow and go' model where you can borrow and return physical library books and materials, and use the reservation and book drop services, but are permitted from using the seating and study areas, as well as the multimedia stations. All physical programmes including storytelling sessions are also temporarily suspended.
During this period, all libraries are operating at shorter hours from 11am to 7pm, and are capped at a maximum of 50 visitors per floor. Timed entry is also implemented where each patron's visit is limited to 30 minutes. If you don't want to queue upon arrival, you can check the NLB mobile app or website for the real-time crowd capacity in the libraries and archives, and make an online booking for your preferred entry slot to the library. Plus, the NLB mobile app also allows you to browse 800,000 eBooks and audiobooks, cosy up for digital storytelling sessions, and more from the comfort of your home.