Tag Archives: children

Royal Institute for Deaf & Blind Children (Australia) hiring Manager, Library and Information Services

(20 April 2018) The successful candidate will have a commitment to the provision of exemplary specialist library services and a desire to make a major contribution to the quality of professional endeavour in the field of sensory disabilities. The key focus of this role will be to provide support to RIDBC’s research and postgraduate education, […]


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Singapore-funded programme promotes reading among children

(30 March 2018, HCM City)  More than 7,000 primary and secondary school students in HCM City are expected to benefit from better access to English and Vietnamese books, online and multimedia facilities, and other library resources by 2020 with the launch of the second phase of the Words on Wheels mobile digital library programme yesterday. […]


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Thailand opens 10th Blue Library

(16 March 2018) The initiative aims to provide well-equipped libraries in rural areas of Thailand in order to promote child literacy. On Valentine’s Day, Beiersdorf Thailand celebrated a handover ceremony of their 10th Blue Library to Wat Nuea School, located in Ratchaburi province to the west of Bangkok. This school was proposed by one of […]


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Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library reaches 100 million book milestone

(28 February 2018, Pigeon Forge, Tenn.–BUSINESS WIRE)  From its infancy in Sevier County, Tennessee, to the largest children’s literacy program in the world, Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library has introduced millions of children around the globe to the fun of reading. Yesterday, Parton herself enshrined the 100-millionth book distributed in the program’s existence into the Library […]


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Asia Foundation announces YBM support to expand Let’s Read! in Asia

(19 December 2017) The Asia Foundation today announced a donation from one of Korea’s largest publishing and education companies, YBM, Inc., to expand the Foundation’s Let’s Read! digital libraries initiative. The regional platform brings open-sourced books in local languages to children in underserved communities in Asian countries, helping to improve access to books and literacy […]


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Nation’s first international-standard library complex opens in Hanoi

(20 November 2017) The 240 square meters-complex provides about 2,000 books in the Vietnamese, Korean and English languages. It was designed as a “tree of wishes” to attract children to a wide range of cultural activities, such as traditional instrument playing and film screens. “The co-operation between National Library of Vietnam and the Korean International […]


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First “five-star” library for children opens in Vietnam

(18 November 2017)  The first international-standard library for children in Vietnam opened at the National Library of Vietnam in Hanoi on November 16. Many photographs are here.


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The Book Stop pop-up library project

The Book Stop Project is a design concept offering a huge potential for community libraries to evolve from monolithic buildings to activated public spaces. (14 November 2017) The project is the vision of Philippines-based WTA Architecture + Design Studio and has already won several international awards. WTA says: ‘The Book Stop Project refocuses on the […]


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Building a children’s digital library in Indonesia

(21 September 2017) Indonesia is made up of over 17,000 islands, with around 700 languages spoken across the archipelago. For all of its rich and diverse cultural history, Indonesia does not have a long and deeply embedded tradition of children’s literature. Access to quality children’s books is difficult, especially in remote and underserved areas. On September 16, […]


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Let’s Read! Digital library brings children’s books to Indonesia

The Asia Foundation enables access to quality books and community-powered translation (5 September 2017, Jakarta) In the archipelago of Indonesia, especially among remote and underserved communities, quality children’s books are rare commodities. Limited access to early-grade content is a barrier to literacy, academic success, and fostering a lifelong love of reading among children. The Asia […]


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Library Consultative Panel supports move by NLB to remove controversial book series

(3 July 2017, Singapore)  Three weeks after the National Library Board (NLB) removed a controversial series of Malay language books for young people from its shelves, an independent panel tasked to review the eight titles said it supports the move as the series “has the potential of creating religious and racial tensions among readers and […]


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NLB withdraws Malay language books on religion that was deemed controversial

(9 June 2017, Singapore) The National Library Board (NLB) said it will review its vetting process for potentially sensitive materials, after it withdrew a series of Malay language books on religion that was deemed controversial. All titles under the series called Agama, Tamadun Dan Arkeologi (Religion, Civilisation and Archeology) have been withdrawn with immediate effect, […]


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New Oriental Education leads $13m in Chinese children’s stories content start-up

(29 May 2017) New Oriental Education & Technology Group Inc. has led a RMB90 million (US$13 million) funding round in Kaishuo Jianggushi, a children’s stories content provider. Chinese growth capital firm Trustbridge Partners, Shanghai-listed Zhejiang Daily Digital Culture Group and iResearch Capital also participated in the round. The funding round is part of a new […]


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What are Hongkongers reading? City’s most popular library books revealed

(13 April 2017)  What library books are Hongkongers reading the most? It turns out that inspirational fiction, chivalrous Chinese novels and travel guidebooks are among the most well-loved among public library users. HKFP has the lists for adults and children, fiction and non-fiction.


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LCQ18: Collections of Hong Kong Public Libraries

(8 February 2017)  Following is a question by the Hon Alvin Yeung and a written reply by the Secretary for Home Affairs, Mr Lau Kong-wah, in the Legislative Council today (February 8): Question: Recently, many members of the public have relayed to me that the collections of the Hong Kong Public Libraries (HKPL) contain a […]


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