Book Clubs

Join a Book Club!

Keen to share your thoughts about the books you have read with other likeminded book lovers? Why not join a book club? Check out the some of the clubs we have at the public libraries, both in English and Mother Tongue Languages, which offer wide ranging discussion topics and cater to varied interests.

Snapshot of some of the clubs that meet at public libraries all over Singapore

For the latest updates on club meeting dates and registration details, please visit www.nlb.gov.sg/golibrary.




Book Clubs Branch Language Target
3G Book Club

This book club discusses both local and overseas Chinese works, often organising book launches and educational seminars.

To find out more about their sessions visit: https://www.facebook.com/3g.reading.club/

  • Central Public Library
Chinese Adults, Seniors
AfterWords Book Club

AfterWords is a platform for the public and literary communities to build ties through books. By giving opportunities for everyone to read and discuss books in a conducive environment, we hope to encourage more people to pick up the reading habit, and expose readers to work and writings from the Singapore community. This initiative is supported by Ethos Book Club. Check Ethos' Facebook page for the latest speaker updates: https://www.facebook.com/ethosbooks.

  • Marine Parade Public Library
English Adults, Seniors
Book Lover's Club

The Book Lovers' Club is a book club for singles. Focusing on relationships and inspirational stories, the book discussions are held on a monthly basis.

  • Central Public Library
English Adults
Book Ninjas Club

This club is a joint initiative with SINDA and Ngee Ann Polytechnic. Targeted at preschoolers, the objective is to instil a love of reading Tamil and English books amongst young children through creative and fun-filled ways.

  • Seng Kang Public Library
  • Bukit Batok Public Library
Tamil Children aged 4 to 6 years
Book Rangers Club

A partnership with SINDA, this is a Tamil club for children aged between 7 and 12 years. It aims to inculcate interest in reading as well as nurture the next generation of writers.

  • Clementi Public Library
  • Woodlands Regional Library
Tamil Children aged 7 to 12 years
Chinese Reading Club for Children 小小书迷读书会

These clubs are for pre-schoolers and their parents. There are different themes each month, and each session consists of storytelling and activities related to the specified theme. The session will end with a 10-minute parent-child reading session to encourage more bonding through reading.

  • Woodlands Regional Library
  • Jurong Regional Library
  • Bishan Public Library
Chinese Children aged 4 to 6 years
Chinese Reading Club for Children 小小书迷读书会

This monthly book club is for lower primary students. This club hopes to encourage social interaction and facilitate creative self-expression through the different themes in our storytelling sessions and activities.

  • Tampines Regional Library
  • Pasir Ris Public Library
Chinese Children aged 7 to 10 years
Chinese Senior's Reading Club

Come join a group of active senior citizens in this monthly book discussion activity! As the sessions are facilitated and conducted in Chinese, you also get to improve your Chinese conversational skills as you share your experiences in life along with the book discussions.

  • Bishan Public Library
Chinese Adults, Seniors
Chinese Share Read Book Club

This club is for adults who are passionate about Chinese stories and culture. The participants read and discuss short stories and novels.

  • Woodlands Regional Library
Chinese Adults, Seniors
Chinese Storytelling Club

If you are interested in picking up storytelling techniques and sharing stories, join us at our Chinese Storytelling Club.

  • library@chinatown
Chinese Adults, Seniors
Communities: Reading Allowed

No silence here as the club gathers to read aloud and listen to the stories' highs and lows. Discover books that you might have otherwise missed, or sit in for an alternative community reading experience with a different book each session.

Co-organised with Read-Aloud SG Book Club. For adults.

  • library@orchard
English Adults
FOL Book Club

This monthly book club was set up by a group of long-time friends who first got to know each other as library volunteers, or Friends of the Library (FOLs). They have been discussing Read! Singapore short stories since 2010. Members take turns to facilitate.

  • Central Public Library
English Adults, Seniors
FUNdaMENTALS Reading Club

A reading club formed to encourage the confident use of English amongst adults in a comfortable environment. And what better way to polish your language, than through a poignant book? Come join us to hone your English proficiency, discuss and bond over a book. Make some friends along the way and always go back home feeling accomplished. Open to adults only.

  • Woodlands Regional Library
English Adults, Seniors
Heartlands Book Club

This book club discusses well-known literary classics and contemporary novels such as George Orwell's 1984, Joseph Conrad's The Secret Agent and Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden.

  • Bukit Batok Public Library
English Adults, Seniors
Kelab Membaca Wira Pintar

Kelab Membaca Wira Pintar aims to promote the love of reading in the Malay language and cultivate good reading habits among young Singaporeans. Each session includes independent reading and sharing of books, storytelling and fun activities that include word games and related craft activities.

  • Tampines Regional Library
  • Serangoon Public Library
  • Sembawang Public Library
  • Choa Chu Kang Public Library
Children aged 7 to 9 years
Kelab Si Luncai

Si Luncai Reading Club aims to creatively ignite the passion for reading in both English and Malay languages. Sessions are fun-filled with games, storytelling and craft activities. The books chosen are bilingual. So if you’re interested to learn simple conversational Malay, do join us!

  • Bishan Public Library
English, Malay Children aged 7 to 10 years
Qing History Society

The Qing History Society or QHS Book Club started in April 2015 to deepen the understanding of the history of Qing dynasty through fiction and non-fiction books.

  • Ang Mo Kio Public Library
Chinese Adults, Seniors
Singapore Literature Book Club

From NLB's Singapore collection comes a book club with a unique local flavour. Discuss books by both well-known and emerging Singapore authors touching on topics close to home. Get acquainted with local literature and discover national literary treasures right here at the libraries.

  • Central Public Library
English Adults
Taxi Shifu and Friends Reading Club

In 2005, the club started with 16 taxi drivers who met up regularly at the Ang Mo Kio Public Library. Over the years, participation in the club's sessions has been growing and people from all walks of life, from teens, working adults to the seniors, come together to share their love of reading. A variety of reading materials on a wide range of topics has been used during the book discussions, including Chinese classics, history and biography.

  • Ang Mo Kio Public Library
Chinese Adults, Seniors
Thangameen

Thangameen Readers Club is a reading club formed to encourage the confident use of Tamil across the generations. With short film screenings, short story writing competitions and impromptu poetry contests, the club is a total literary package.

  • Toa Payoh Public Library
Tamil Adults, Seniors
The Big Read Meet

This monthly book club is facilitated by Straits Times journalist, Cheong Suk-Wai, as an extension of her column “The Big Read” which features books written by leading thinkers and opinion makers of our time. Join in the lively discussion of views and ideas put forth by the books from her column.

  • Central Public Library
English Adults, Seniors
The Golden Circle

The rustle of a well-thumbed page, the whiff of age from a much-cherished tome—come and appreciate the beauty of a good book with The Golden Circle, an English book club for seniors. Discussions will be centred around fiction books, so join us for a stimulating afternoon of lively discussions. Admission is free and no registration is required.

  • Geylang East Public Library
English Adults, Seniors
The Next Chapter

Join The Next Chapter if you are keen to discuss books with themes/topics that are targeted at those 50 years old and above. The club covers a wide range of topics including relationships, retirement, financial issues, health and exercise, as well as hobbies, recreation and travel.

  • Ang Mo Kio Public Library
English Seniors
The Story Line

Come and join The Story Line, a place where storytellers can come together to share stories! Teachers, parents, librarians, volunteers and anyone interested in acquiring or honing their storytelling skills are welcome. The session will be facilitated by award-winning storyteller Roger Jenkins. More information is available at Roger Jenkins' website: http://www.rogerjenkins.com.sg/storyline.html.

  • Marine Parade Public Library
English Adults, Seniors
Vaasagar Vattam

Vaasagar Vattam is a Tamil Reading Club set up by a group of ardent Tamil writers and readers in 2002. Vaasagar Vattam aims to create awareness on the recent changes happening in the Tamil literary world. It also aims to promote critical thinking about serious literature and to have an intellectual outlook towards serious readership. Discussions are also centred on understanding latest trends and technology involving Tamil writing and connecting people worldwide. The Club's wish is to connect people with similar taste and have an enjoyable time together. Join us to learn more and make new friends!

  • Ang Mo Kio Public Library
Tamil Adults, Seniors
Writing the City Writer's Group

Writing the City Writers' Group is a community of writers committed to the craft of writing. Our monthly workshops offer participants writing exercises, guest lectures, and exposure to literature from both established and emerging writers. In creating a group where writers are encouraged to give and receive feedback on their work, the City Writers’ Group aims to give writers the tools to take their writing forward.

  • Toa Payoh Public Library
English Adults
Yi Du Book Club

Yidu Reading club is a platform for book-loving young adults to meet. We hope that through discussing books we can broaden our minds and better connect with each other. Find out more at www.facebook.com/yidushuhui.

  • Serangoon Public Library
Chinese Young Adults

If you are interested to set up your own book club with family, friends or work mates, contact the Read! Singapore team at readsingapore@nlb.gov.sg or visit www.nlb.gov.sg/readsingapore for tips and information.