Tag Archives: literacy

Library of Congress honors Asia Foundation for promoting literacy

(14 September 2017, Washington, DC)  The Asia Foundation’s Books for Asia program was recently selected as a 2017 Library of Congress Literacy Awards Program Best Practice Honoree. At the Library of Congress National Book Festival gala earlier this month, the Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden announced the winners of the 2017 Library of Congress Literacy […]


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High-tech library services must be expanded nationwide – PNM DG

(13 September 2017, Kuala Lumpur,  (Bernama)  The high-technology library services must be expanded throughout the country, especially in remote areas to ensure all residents have access to the same information thus generating a knowledgeable and informed society, said National Library of Malaysia (PNM) Director-General Datuk Nafisah Ahmad. She said with today’s development in information technology […]


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Pustaka Negeri Sarawak poster presentation @ IFLA 2016 : A slideshow of highlights from around the world

(1 November 2016) Pustaka Negeri Sarawak presented a poster titled Sarawak (Malaysia) Family Literacy Program Model: Community Strategies For Promoting Literacy,  at the IFLA WLIC 2016 which was held in the Greater Columbus Convention Centre (GCCC), Columbus, Ohio, USA from 13 to 16 August 2016.  About 3,200 people from 137 countries visited the Congress.  Pustaka […]


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City of Palu kicks off Indonesian Literacy Fest

(16 October 2016, Jakarta) Hundreds of activists and members from Taman Bacaan Masyarakat gathered in Palu, the capital city of Central Sulawesi, for the kick off event of the Indonesian Literacy Festival on October 18-20. The event has been organized to commemorate the International Literacy Day, which is recognized by Unesco and falls annually on September 8. Formerly […]


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cilip selects Top 6 library and information stories from September 2016

(27 September 2016) cilip has collected  some of the interesting, contentious and important library and information stories that were discussed around the world this September. They include  data and the role of librarians; and copyright and hyperlinks. Click here to see all six with comments and links.


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Lawmaker questions libraries and reading in Hong Kong

Hong Kong (HKSAR) – Following is a question by the Hon Michael Tien and a written reply by the Secretary for Home Affairs, Mr Lau Kong-wah, in the Legislative Council today (April 13, 2016): Question: As revealed by the outcome of a survey conducted last year, only 5.7 per cent of the children in Hong […]


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How libraries in Bangladesh are creating a culture of reading beyond the classroom

(5 April 2016) Bangladesh has made impressive progress over the past 15 years in improving the reach of its education system, enrolling more than 97% in primary school by 2015 – an increase of almost 40% since 1990. The new challenge is ensuring that those in school are learning the necessary skills; however, crowded schools are […]


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The dawn of a new day for reading in Cambodia

(23 March 2016) Cambodia marked its first National Reading Day on March 11 – a public event that calls on Cambodians to embrace a love of reading. The event was one of the many recent steps taken by the Ministry of Education, Youth, and Sports (MoEYS) to improve the quality of education in Cambodia. A […]


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Three ways libraries can promote mother tongue reading in the Philippines

(11 March 2016) For the past three years, the Philippines education system has been immersed in a transition from English and Filipino to mother-tongue language of instruction for grades 1 to 3. In a country with more than 100 languages, this is a formidable challenge, but one that is critical to confront. Research has repeatedly […]


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Bangladesh libraries attract new audiences for reading

(23 December 2015) At Shromo Kallyan Public Library in Rangpur division in northwest Bangladesh, the librarian helps children learn Bangla language letters using a tablet app. As part of Beyond Access’s cooperation with Save the Children on the USAID-funded READ program in Bangladesh, 20 public libraries throughout the country have begun offering early-grade reading services to […]


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Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library is celebrating 20 years of kids learning to read with over 66,000,000 books mailed

(23 April 2015) Dolly Parton’s global book gifting organization, Imagination Library, is celebrating 20 years and over 66 million free books mailed to children in USA, UK, Canada and Australia. PRWeb has the story. Visit the Imagination Library website.


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Family at the center of early grade literacy efforts in Bangladesh

(16 April 2015) Beyond Access is excited to announce a new partnership with Save the Children in Bangladesh to support their USAID-funded READ project, building community-based literacy efforts in public and community libraries in Bangladesh. Through the Family Literacy Connect project, Beyond Access and Save the Children will work with libraries in Bangladesh to promote […]


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Measuring the library movement in Bangladesh

(23 May 2014) There are around 130 government public libraries in Bangladesh and another several thousand in villages run by an assortment of NGOs and communities themselves. Can they contribute to early literacy efforts? Beyond Access has the story.


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READ Global wins 2013 Lipman Family Prize

READ Global wins the $100,000 Lipman Family Prize of the Wharton School and the University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, 24 April 2013) The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania announced today the winner of the second annual Barry & Marie Lipman Family Prize – READ Global, an international non-profit bringing together education, enterprise, and community […]


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