(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 Negeri Sarawak also participated at the Malaysia Libraries Exhibition that was coordinated by the National Library of Malaysia.
Authored by Edison Ricket (Librarian, Library Services Sector, Pustaka Negeri Sarawak), the poster showcased Pustaka’s collaborative strategy on the family literacy project in 2016 known as “Reading Seeds”, which is a program that supports the development of reading skills in young children. The poster provided information on the importance of developing early literacy skills among children from birth to age three. Parents, care givers, toddlers, clinic assistants and nurses at mother and child clinics are engaged (through reading workshop) to help enhance the skills required for independent reading, while fostering growth in the children’s vocabulary, building their confidence in expression and expanding the background knowledge that they bring to every reading task.
PPM News has the photographs and full story by Edison Ricket of PNS.