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Programmes for Seniors

The National Library Board offers a range of library services, programmes, and activities, specially catered for library users aged 50 and above. For more information, please browse below for these programmes.


Time for Tech

Seniors Tech And Read [STAR]

Let our volunteers guide you in these one-on-one sessions where you will get to learn how to download the NLB mobile app and gain access to our wide collection of e-books and e-Newspapers. The duration of this service is 45 minutes.


Digital Clinic for Seniors

A collaboration with IMDA, the digital clinic sessions aim to equip seniors with essential smartphone skills. Take a queue number and meet volunteers who will share tips on how to make your smartphones work better for you. Learn how to download apps, adjust your phone settings, set up Wireless@SG, and more! The duration of this one-to-one walk-in service is 20 minutes.

For more information on STAR and Digital Clinic and to register, log on to www.nlb.gov.sg/golibrary, or visit any of our libraries


Silver Digital Creators

Be a digital creator and take your creativity & digital skills to the next level! Whether it is Digital Photography, Movie Making, Digital Music, Coding, Book Authoring or Art, choose any combination of courses to suit your interest. Registration is required.

Please visit www.ntuclearninghub.com/silver-digital-creators/ for more details on registration and fees.


Free Internet Hotspots

Singaporeans or Permanent Residents aged 50 and above can get one hour of free internet access daily, at any of the multimedia stations in our public libraries (except library@chinatown & library@orchard).

To use the hotspots, you just have to sign up for a free myLibrary ID if you are already a library member.


Time to Connect

Interest Groups for the 50plus

Share, discuss, or learn hands-on at our interest groups on topics ranging from reading to craft to technology. These regular interest group meetings are suitable for people aged 50 and above. They are facilitated by library staff or volunteers using library resources or other reading materials.


Northern Region

  • Heartlands Book Club
    Bukit Batok Public Library
    Share your love for local and Asian fiction, award-winners, and non-fiction inspirational books with many other book lovers!
  • The Next Chapter
    Yishun Public Library
    If you are keen to discuss books with themes that pique the interests and address the concerns of the 50plus (for instance, relationships, retirement, travel, etc.), this is the book club for you.
  • FUNdaMENTALs Reading Club
    Woodlands Regional Library
    What better way to polish your language than through reading and discussing a good book? Join us in this reading club to improve your English, make some friends, and go home enriched.
  • 故事迷 Chinese Stories Fan Club
    宏茂桥公共图书馆 Ang Mo Kio Public Library
    诚邀大家一同倾听与朗读古今中外关于文化,人物等各种主题的故事。

Western Region

  • Let’s Talk: Teh Tarik
    Bukit Panjang Public Library
    Discuss local current affairs, pick up useful health tips, share interesting recipes and more!
  • Ukulele Club@JRL
    Jurong Regional Library
    Do you own an ukulele? If you do, bring it down to our jamming session. Have fun singing and strumming old favourites together!
  • 金文泰联络所华语读书会 Clementi CC Chinese Reading Club
    金文泰公共图书馆 Clementi Public Library
    活动的主题是促进公众对阅读的兴趣,分享阅读的好处和如何有效地阅读。主要导读本地作家的著作。

Eastern Region

  • WISHers Reading Club
    Tampines Regional Library
    Learn conversational English (with accompanying Chinese translations) in a fun and informal setting. You’ll also get to practise reading simple passages aloud.
  • The Golden Circle
    Geylang East Public Library
    Come and appreciate the beauty of a good fiction book through lively discussions with The Golden Circle.
  • Quick 6 Strength Exercise Interest Group
    Geylang East Public Library
    Work up a sweat at our Quick 6 sessions which are designed to strengthen the muscles and bones of seniors.
  • Tampines Uke Jammers
    Tampines Regional Library
    Do you own an ukulele? If you do, bring it down to our jamming session. Have fun singing and strumming old favourites together!
  • 潘老师带您学串珠 Learn Beading with Ms. Pauline
    淡滨尼区域图书馆 Tampines Regional Library
    由热心义工潘老师指导,学习制作串珠小饰品,一同感受串珠的乐趣。

Downtown/Central Region

  • 碧山图书馆乐龄读书会 Chinese Senior’s Reading Club
    碧山公共图书馆 Bishan Public Library
    和一群活跃的乐龄朋友与图书馆员一同讨论书籍和文章,促进华语会话和阅读经验。
  • Lim Kopi, Let’s Talk
    Toa Payoh Public Library
    Get clued in to the latest happenings and trends. We cover a wide range of topics including health, finance, retirement, and recreation.
  • L.I.T.S (Learning I.T for Seniors) Club
    Bishan Public Library
    Learn about Information Technology and how they can be applied to your daily life.
  • 陪你看报纸
    大巴窑公共图书馆 Toa Payoh Public Library
    由《联合早报》和《联合晚报》组成的义工团队为您讲解过去一周的社会焦点,时事动态,娱乐与生活情报等各项新闻。
  • 唐城 DIY Club
    唐城图书馆 library@chinatown
    由多才多艺的热心义工所主导,一同学习制作各类精巧可爱的小品,如吸管虾,毛根条小狗等等。

Thinker+ Read

Reading and writing are some of the easiest ways to keep your mind active. Join us for some light reading and simple writing activities, and you might just discover your inner storyteller.


Thinker+ Play

Fancy teasing your brain with games and puzzles? Exercise your mind by solving logic puzzles with like-minded friends. Bring a friend along for double the fun!


Expert/Professional Series

If you’re interested to learn from the experts and get up-to-date information, join us at the talks and workshops conducted by our partners. Topic include health and wellness, business, information and technology.

For more information on Interest Groups, Thinker+, and Expert/Professional Series and to register, log on to www.nlb.gov.sg/golibrary, or visit any of our libraries.

Last Updated On 16 Oct 2019