THE Changi Women’s Prison got 600 used books to add to its library on Friday, in the annual book giveaway by the National Library Board.
About 45 other non-profit and service organisations also got the first pick of the 200,000 books that the board is getting rid of to make way for new titles.
Each organisation could choose 600 books.
At the Singapore Expo on Friday, Wong Yee Yee, the prison’s staff officer for programmes, knew exactly what to pick - inspirational and self-help books such as the Chicken Soup series by authors Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen.
She said inmates liked these because of the positive and feel-good stories, adding that the haul on Friday would add to a permanent library the prison is setting up by April. – The Straits Times/Asia News Network