Global Read Aloud Event

Since 2010, Global Read Aloud (GRA) has gained serious traction—reaching more than 2,000,000 students across 60 countries. For the next six weeks (ending in mid-November) educators from around the world will pick a book to read aloud to students while making as many global connections as possible through social media, […]

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Access to Art of Reading document

Adriaan Langendonk and  Kees Broekhof have written an article on their Dutch reading promotion program The Art of Reading.  Routledge sent them a link that 50 people can use, free of charge.  Routledge will probably stop free access after 50 downloads. This is the link: http://www.tandfonline.com/eprint/WP4eaKBzYiPQNPJkXw4w/full

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Reading culture

To mark International Literacy Day on 8 September, the UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning (UIL) is launching a new publication entitled Fostering a culture of reading and writing: Examples of dynamic literate environments. The compilation features 18 case studies of successful youth and adult literacy programmes, all of which seek to foster rich literate environments […]

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Reading Promotion in Singapore

Many schools in Singapore have been very creative in finding ways to encourage their students to read. In doing so, they have nurtured a whole school reading environment in which teachers are reading role models, books and eBooks are widely available, and time (yes, curriculum time even!) is set aside […]

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Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award Winner

Wolf Erlbruch is the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award 2017 Laureate.  He received the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award from H.R.H. Crown Princess Victoria. Swedish Minister of Culture and Democracy, Mrs Alice Bah Kuhnke, gave a speech in honour of the laureate. During the evening, musical entertainment was provided by Swedish opera […]

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Literacy Guides

Two recent literacy guides can help librarians and other educators in their literacy efforts: Learning together across generations: guidelines for family literacy and learning programmes / Hanemann, Ulrike; McCaffery, Juliet; Newell-Jones, Katy; Scarpino, Cassandra. Source: UIL, 2017-05 Using the PIAAC literacy framework to guide instruction: an introduction for adult educators […]

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Teen Use of Ebooks

An online survey distributed to librarians at public libraries across North America established some interesting trends in public librarians’ perceptions of ebooks and teens. Some of the findings of this study are that teen library users strongly prefer to read print books for their recreational reading and show very little […]

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