The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go. 
Dr. Seuss 

While our libraries remain closed for the time being, the National Library Board (NLB) has specially curated Learning Packages that brings the library to you. Here are five ways you can chase away the COVID-blues with NLB’s mobile library:

Find tips to navigate the new normal

As the world transitions to a “new normal”, this has resulted in major changes to the ways we live and work. A large majority of us have turned to technology and web-based tools to continue working, learning, and interacting remotely.

To ease the transition, learn more about the digital workplace, impacts of technology on learning, and social relationships by checking out these resources below:


Improve your well-being

The current season of uncertainty and change can take a toll on our mental health and overall well-being. It is increasingly important to pay attention to one’s well-being and to help those around us who may need additional support and care.

The reading of all good books is like a conversation with the finest minds of past centuries.
Rene Descartes

How do we stay calm and feel at peace? Or attain happiness that goes beyond superficial and consumerist highs? How can we deal with uncertainty in exceptional times? Through a curated list of resources, learn from the experiences and insights of others, and find tips that can help you through these uncertain times:


Pick up new hobbies and skills

Ever wanted to start a hobby or learn a new skill but had forgotten about it? There are many online resources available to help you get started within the comfort of your home.

From creative pursuits such as drawing or writing a song, to mastering tools such as Excel and PowerPoint, NLB has curated eLearning videos that you can explore in your free pockets of time:

  • eLearning Videos To Improve Your Drawing Skills
  • eLearning Videos On Writing A Song
  • eLearning Videos On Mastering PowerPoint
  • eLearning Videos On Mastering Excel

For more details, click here.


Stay curious with your family through fun activities

I have no special talent. I am only passionately curious.
Albert Einstein

Why does curiosity matter? According to the Harvard Business Review, there are many benefits to curiosity – it enhances intelligence, increases perseverance, and improves mental and physical energy. Curiosity also helps us achieve deeper engagement, better performance, and more-meaningful goals.

With families spending more time at home, encourage curiosity through bite-sized activities to learn and tinker together with your child:


Learn all you need to know on viruses and pandemics

COVID-19 has brought a lot of medical terminology and concepts to the mainstream, and while some still elude us, we now have a basic understanding of terms like ‘flattening the curve’ and ‘asymptomatic’.

With a deeper understanding of viruses and pandemics, we can make better sense of the current situation, and defend ourselves against misinformation that can cause panic.  

Find out more about viruses and pandemics here:


Here’s how you can access NLB’s mobile library

The NLB Mobile app is your personal library, anywhere, anytime. Through a library membership, you can borrow eBooks and audiobooks, read eMagazines and eNewspapers, take online courses, and borrow physical items using your mobile device.

If you are not yet a library member, sign up online to create a myLibrary ID, and install the NLB Mobile app here.

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