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Geylang East Public Library
Let’s Read Together #1

Let’s Read Together #1

On 6 February 2015, 22 students from Eunos Primary School joined us for the very first Let's Read Together session at Geylang East Public Library! 

The day began with a warm welcome from our volunteer emcee Rheyza Lyn Medel, who made the children feel at home. The children were treated to a storytelling session by experienced trainer Janet George, during the activity, Reading and Read Aloud Skills. With the children hooked onto the story, they were divided into the red, yellow and blue groups for different breakout activities.

At one station, the children delved into vocabulary exercises conducted by Janet George. At another station, David Liew - illustrator, sculptor, confectioner and prop-maker - taught the children how to draw characters of their own. During the Library Tour, the librarians also chipped in to guide the children on an adventure around the library, and the children learnt to borrow and hunt for books around the library.

Of course, a successful event wouldn’t be possible without generous volunteers contributing their time as mother hens (and roosters, for that matter), mingling with the children and getting them interested in books.

Eventually, the day came to an end, but not without presents! Prizes were given to those who could tell Rheyza what they learnt that afternoon. The children received goodie bags with storybooks to bring home and notebooks to pen their own stories in.

As the bus turned away from Geylang East Public Library, we can’t help but feel excited to see these children again in July to continue our reading journey.

Books and notebooks were donated by the National Library Board and POPULAR respectively.