Monthly Archive for November, 2016

50th Anniversary of International Literacy Day

UNESCO published a fact sheet in light of the 50th anniversary of International Literacy Day. The 2016 document notes that literacy rates are on the rise but millions remain illiterate. To access this 10 page publication (available electronically in English, French and Spanish), go to

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Celebrating Literacy

             On October 27, 2016, Congress was quiet, out of session. In contrast, across the street in the Library of Congress, the halls were alive as over 80 literacy experts and advocates celebrated literacy efforts from around the world.                The Library of Congress Literacy Awards program recognizes outstanding literacy […]

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