close NLB Reading Programmes To promote reading, learning and literacy, NLB has a range of reading programmes tailored for Singaporeans across all age groups. Early READ encourages children up to 6 years to read from young. It is complemented by kidsREAD for children aged 4 to 8 years from low-income families. Students aged 7 to 17 years get to discover the benefits of reading through the READ@School. The National Reading Movement encourages everyone to Read More, Read Widely and Read Together. Click here to view the initiative.