Book Display

Together We Keep Singapore Strong

Every year, Singaporeans commemorate Total Defence Day on 15th February – the day Singapore fell to the Japanese during World War II.

The library has set up a display with books that tell how Singapore was like during the war, and how we can contribute to our country’s defence through its five pillars.

“Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today.”

The library will be running activities during recess and lunch that will allow you to continue to earn your mystery coupons.

 

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Winners

You’ve Been Caught! #4

Are you one of the readers below?

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If you are one of our caught readers, please go to the library and identify yourself to our librarian to receive a token.

Promote the love of reading by showing your friends that it is fun to read!

Happy reading!

Competition

Create Your Own Mystery Story

Writers! Aspiring authors! We have not forgotten about you and have a competition just for you!

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  • Have an interesting mystery story idea?
  • Why not write it out and send it to us.
  • Create your own original digital story through any medium
    (Powerpoint/Word/Story bird/Scratch/video, etc)
  • Most creative submission gets a SPY CERTIFICATE and a
    prize!
  • Closing date: 23 FEBRUARY 2018, 3pm.

Entry forms are available at the library or they can be downloaded here. [ PDF | Word ]

Competition

I Am a Spy!

Have you ever wanted to dress up like Sherlock Holmes, Sherlock Sam, Inspector Singh or any other character from one of the mystery stories you have read?

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You don’t have to look like the protagonists. If you enjoy reading The Adventures of Tintin, you can dress up as Thomson, Thompson, Captain Haddock or even Snowy!

Take a photo of yourself dressed up in any of the characters from a mystery novel that you have read, and submit the photo to us!

Closing date: 23 FEBRUARY 2018, 3pm

Entry forms are available at the library or they can be downloaded here. [ PDF | Word ]

Competition

Create Your Own Spy Gadget Contest

Spies always have such amazing gadgets! If you were a spy, what kind of gadget would you have to get you out of tight situations?

How about creating your own?

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  • Create your own spy gadget using recycled items and submit them to the library
  • Most creative submissions will get a spy certificate and a prize!
  • You may submit a group submission if you would like to work on it with your friends
  • Closing date: 23 FEBRUARY 2018, 3pm

Entry forms are available at the library or they can be downloaded here.

Do start brainstorming, creating and submit your entries! We can’t wait to see what you’ll create!

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A Month of Mystery

Take out your magnifying glass and come armed with your curiosity and an open mind as we welcome the month of February with some mystery!

Dying for a mystery but not sure which book to pick? How about one of the books from our mystery pick?

Just in case you did not manage to catch the lineup of activities for the month, watch the video that Mdm Yan shared with us this morning.

Recess Activities

Mondays – Colouring/ Book Jacket Contest
Tuesdays – WordSearch
Wednesdays – Spy Craft
Thursdays – Movie Screenings / Book Quotes Quiz
Fridays – Crack the Code

Point Collection

Collect as many points as possible when you borrow mystery books and participate in the daily activities.

Borrow Mystery Books – 5 points
Borrow Other Books – 1 point
Participate in any library activities – 1 point
Recommend a book to a friend – 1 point

Prize Table

20 – 40 points: Category 1 Prize
41- 60 points: Category 2 Prize
More than 60: Category 3 Prize

What are the prizes? Are you able to find that out, young detective?

Do check back everyday this week for updates on competitions and winners.

Happy reading, Beacons!

Book Review

Book Review: Sherlock Sam & the Fiendish Heist in London

Ms Valerie Cheng from Singapore Book Council gives a book review on Sherlock Sam & the Fiendish Heist in London.

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Authors Adan Jimenez and Felicia Low-Jimenez have another winner in their latest book Sherlock Sam & the Fiendish Heist in London.  This time, the intrepid detective Samuel Tan Cher Lock a.k.a. Sherlock Sam, Watson and the Supper Club join hands with the Fiendish Mastermind in a battle of wits against a mysterious and equally masterful enemy.  Readers will be transported from sunny Singapore all the way to literary London, home of Sherlock Holmes at 221B Baker Street and the Tate Modern.

Readers will love the strategy and counter strategy of our masterful hero and Watson’s intelligence and wit.  Good emerges victorious over evil; and the warm camaraderie among the members of the supper club contrasts starkly with the cold master-minion relationship of the Fiendish Mastermind and his team of helpers. There is a lot to learn and enjoy.  I thoroughly recommend it.

Sherlock Sam goes all the way to the home of Sherlock Holmes? Wow! If this book review has caught your interest, borrow a copy today!