SINGAPORE - The Chou Sing Chu Foundation (CSCF) will be donating the entire Chinese Children's book collection to the Tampines Regional Library when it relocates to the Tampines Town Hub in 2016.
The Foundation will donate 56,000 books over six years from 2016 to 2021.
At the sponsorship agreement signing ceremony today, the National Library Board (NLB) and Chou Sing Chu Foundation announced that the initial collection will have 32,000 books for children up to 12 years of age.
The collection will be refreshed with 24,000 books over five years. NLB will select the books for the collection.
Mrs Elaine Ng, Chief Executive Officer of the National Library Board, said: "Books open the imagination of children and introduce them to wonderful possibilities that they or their parents may not have thought of. The Chou Sing Chu Foundation's generous sponsorship of the new Chinese Children's Collection at our Tampines Library will be a doorway to tales and fables for many, and we hope that reading these books will inspire children to dream big and dream creatively."
NLB and the Foundation will also be collaborating on the 'irememberBookstores' campaign as part of the Singapore Memory Project (SMP). The Foundation has come forward to facilitate the gathering of valuable memories of past and present bookstores. The aims is that these stories will add to SMP's trove of treasured memories as a gift to the future generations of Singapore.