SINGAPORE: From April 13 to 27, book lovers can participate in the annual National Library Board book exchange by dropping off their used books at any of the 24 public libraries.
The event allows the public to share their passion for reading with other Singaporeans, and to give used reads a new lease of life.
A coupon will be given for every book and can be used to exchange for other books at the main event on April 28.
Adults’ and children’s fiction and non-fiction books in the four official languages are accepted.
Elaine Ng, Chief Executive Officer of the NLB, said: “Since 2009, the number of books exchanged has increased by more than 35 per cent, and the number of participants has grown by more than 40 per cent.
“We are encouraged by the public’s strong support and enthusiasm towards the book exchange. Over the last three years, over 207,000 books have changed hands. We hope that this initiative will help participants discover new finds and good reads and continue to encourage Singaporeans to grow their reading appetite.”
Organisers hope to see a 10 per cent increase in the number of participants and the number of books exchanged this year.
What a great way to be rid of ye olde books, and get new ones! :D