Tag: National Library Board

National Library Board moves children’s book to adults’ section after complaints of racism

Singapore—After criticism in July that it contained racist content, a Chinese-language children’s book has been moved to the adults’ section of public libraries, according...

NLB removes “racist” children’s book for review, sparks anger online

Singapore – A library user discovered an "astoundingly racist" Chinese-language children's book and complained to the National Library Board (NLB) regarding the content. Since...

Singapore National Library offers books via book dispenser

SINGAPORE –  According to a Facebook post on July 17 (Fri) from the National Library Board (NLB), Singapore, the public can now browse and borrow...

Keeping your child safe in the digital age

Kids these days know how to use the mobile and other digital devices, sometimes better than most adults but leaving them to these devices...

NLB saga: Looking beyond the liberal/conservative divide

By Cherian George Some will see it as a victory for a vocal minority of liberals. Others will declare it a conservative triumph. Perhaps, though,...

“We could not, in good conscience, continue as judges”

Those were the exact words from the three judges of this year’s Singapore Literature Prize (non-fiction category). They have all resigned, in response to the...

Larger point about NLB’s book ban

By Tan Bah Bah So all this talk about inclusiveness has flown out the window, like the swans and penguins in the discarded three-part series...

Invisible Pulp: The Books We Will Never Know Were Banned

By Simon Vincent I was among those concerned people who wrote in to NLB to protest its decision to ban the books And Tango Makes...

Single parent’s open letter to Yaacob Ibrahim

In a Facebook post, Jaxe Pan commented on NLB’s decision to pulp three children’s books which have LGBT-friendly stories. The single mum wrote on Friday:...

Is it possible to be pro-family and not anti-LGBT?

By Lim Wee Kiat The topic of the day is the quiet removal of children’s books that are deemed not to be “pro-family” by the...
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