Tag Archive for 'Children'

Leaving No Child Behind: The Importance of Investing in Library Services

World Children’s Day is the anniversary of signing both the Declaration of the Rights of the Child in 1959, and the Convention on the Rights of the Child in 1989. It is an opportunity to focus on ensuring that the rights and interests of children are understood, and incorporated into […]

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Ensuring All Children Enjoy Access to Information

Information matters for children. This is most obviously the case for education, as children learn about the world around them, progressively broadening their horizons, and discovering new opportunities. But it also matters for health and wellbeing, from helping find solutions in response to specific mental or physical issues, but also […]

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School Libraries Deliver on the Rights of the Child

Today marks the 30th anniversary of the signature of the Convention on the Rights of the Child. While this was not the first international agreement to focus on the specific needs of children, it is the most high-profile, and has put the idea of children’s rights firmly on the political […]

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From the Earliest Age: Libraries and the Convention on the Rights of the Child

Services to children already represent an important part of the work of libraries. Through spaces that provide comfort and security, services that develop literacy and a love of reading, and collections that open minds and horizons, they are key reference points in the lives of many children. But, arguably, they […]

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