Are we part of the African continent?
Why not just cut the pay of the elite PAP Ministers and use the cut to pay for the devices instead?
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US Embassy donates 400 eReaders to NLB
SINGAPORE - The US Embassy in Singapore has donated to 400 eReaders to the National Library Board (NLB).
The eReaders that can be found in Geylang East, Toa Payoh, Jurong West and Ang Mo Kio libraries, are now available for loan.
The availability of these devices at the 4 libraries, now allows the loan of eDevices at 6 different libraries around the island. This is part of the NLB's efforts to help bridge the digital divide among Singaporeans.
NLB will also be organising workshops where borrowers can learn how to use the device and access NLB's eBooks.
NLB has also extended the loan period of its eDevices from the original two weeks, to three weeks, to align it with the loan period of eBooks.
The expansion of the eDevice loan service to the 4 public libraries was officiated on Friday by Dr Fatimah Lateef, Member of Parliament for the Marine Parade Group Representation Constituency (GRC).
Mrs Elaine Ng, Chief Executive Officer of NLB said, "We deeply appreciate this generous donation by the Embassy of the United States.
"It will certainly benefit Singaporeans especially those who do not have the means to own such electronic devices to access our vast collection of eBooks.
"These eReaders will appeal to our library patrons of all ages, from students to senior citizens, where they can read at their own leisure and convenience."
Mr Louis Mazel, Charge d'Affaires, Embassy of the US, Singapore said, "It is our privilege to continue contributing resources to one of our best partners in Singapore, the National Library Board, to help benefit those in need.
"These eReaders will benefit library patrons and can be used to check out thousands of titles from anywhere with a wireless connection."