My recollection about The Bookworm club isn't very clear. I vaguely remember being in Primary school. Our teacher brought our class down to the science lab. There were lots of books on display. You could buy them. I must have bought something (cost about $2). Paid up from my daily pocket money. They must have given me a flyer or bookmark with this bespectacled round-headed orange worm as a mascot. That's how I learnt about The Bookworm Club.
I found their website. Club was started in 1984. They seem to be still in business (although their site looks as if a revamp has been long overdue. Why don't they start a blog instead?)
My hunch is that most Singaporean adult between the present age of 30 to 35 would remember The Bookworm Club. Out of curiosity, I searched for blogs that mentioned the club and here's what I found:
- Kei credits the Bookworm Club & the money his parents spent on books for improving his general knowledge
- Yu became a bookworm club member at age 7
- Newdaddy's wife remembers the Bookworm Club song
- TheVoiceInsideYourHead says the child of the 80s probably joined the club (item 9)
- Same thing that Nuren says (oh yeah, Bookworm Club = Selegie Road)
- SingaporeIdler & friends recounts the Bookworm Club from their childhood memories
I left a comment in Jia's post, saying:
"Love it or Loath it, "Bookworm Bookclub" is something that will bring back memories of our generation. I remember it with fondness. Upon hindsight, I think they could've used a better name than to perpetuate the bookish-ness of reading by using the term "bookworm".
It really intrigues me how strangers & friends can be connected by a memory -- of a bookclub, no less! (Now if a childhood memory can do this, then definitely a library...)
Ok, anyone wants to continue their reminisce of The Bookworm Club?
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