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Library CIS TK: COVID -19 School Closure Extras

Dear CIS community, this page contains free resources available for you to use at home with your child. It will be available during COVID-19 school closure only and will be turned off once closure is no more in effect.

Free eBooks about Coronavirus

Free eBooks

Podcasts For Kids

NLB - Singapore's Public Libraries

NLB register online!

With a NLB membership you can access ebooks, magazines and databases online. You can also access print materials, books and DVDs at 27 branch libraries around Singapore.  Here are more details about the benefits of joining NLB. 

The National Library branches are temporarily closed from 7 April 2020 to 4 May 2020. However, members can still access their amazing collection of digital audiobooks and e-books. Foreigners with a SingPass can register for NLB library membership online via this link:https://account.nlb.gov.sg/spfregister

A one-time registration fee of $10.50 and an annual foreign membership fee of $42.80 are payable.

Follow these instructions to install the Overdrive App when you have your username and password.

Free Audiobooks

For as long as schools are closed, we're open. Starting today, kids everywhere can instantly stream an incredible collection of stories, including titles across six different languages, that will help them continue dreaming, learning, and just being kids.
All stories are free to stream on your desktop, laptop, phone or tablet.
Explore the collection, select a title and start listening.

Storynory has been giving free audio stories to the world since November 2005. We are a podcast and a website with audio streaming. Some months we serve around a million downloads of our mp3 files (stored on Libsyn). All our content is free.

 

Public domain stories (classic tales or self published). Each story can be downloaded as an mp3 file and has a text version parents can read with their children. 

 

Anthology of modern fables for G4 and up. They should be listened to in order from Episode 1. The stories include themes such as bullying, homelessness) but are handled with sensitivity and remain appropriate for kids. 

 

Beloved children's author David Walliams announces 30 free audio books kids can listen while staying at home. His stories will be made available one by one. Just click the icon and you will be taken to his website. There are tons of other great activities kids can do at home. 

Beloved children's book author and illustrator reads his books and uploads the recordings you can watch and listen on his website. 

Read Aloud Picture Books for Kids

Astronauts read picture books from space.