Read for Books

Read for Books is a book charity drive in which for every 10 people who read for 15 minutes, 1 book will be donated. This year, we are aiming to give 4,000 books.

Read for Books 2017 is sponsored by Deutsche Bank AG and supported by Scholastic Education International (Singapore) Pte Ltd.

How to participate?

  1. Read for Books @ Own Space

    Gather your friends or colleagues and read for 15 minutes! You can read on your own or to others from 22 to 29 July.

    Register your interest by submitting the registration forms via the links. Upon completion, please email us with the number of participants at

    Take a snapshot of yourself reading and share it with us too!

    Deadline for updating actual participation through email is 4 August 2017, 11:59pm.

  2. Read for Books @ National Library

    During the week of 24 to 28 July, join us on a guided tour of the Rare Gallery and do your part to raise books for the children by reading 15 minutes at the library. The exhibition features materials from the National Library’s collection.

    *Please note that if you are registering for more than 1 participant, there is a need to provide the individual participant’s details e.g. Name, NRIC, Email address and Contact number. Individual tickets will then be generated and sent to the email address provided.

    Please book your learning journey slots below.

Thank you for the tremendous support!

106,035 participants have taken part in Read for Books 2017.

We have hit our target to raise 4,000 books for the Voluntary Children Homes and lower income children identified by the self-help groups.

See you at Read for Books 2018!