Tag Archive for 'literacy'

Systematic Joy of Reading Award Launched

As we all know only too well illiteracy is a global problem. The Systematic Joy of Reading Award will acknowledge projects that promote the joy of reading and address illiteracy. Applications are now open until 1 March 2017. The award has been established by the IT-company Systematic in collaboration with Next […]

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IFLA Little Library

IFLA has announced that at this years World  Library and Information Congress.in Columbus they will host an IFLA Little Library with the slogan Leave a book – Take a book! In many countries across the world, people have created mini-libraries, or street-libraries to share their books with their neighbours. You will have […]

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Technology Engages Boys and Poorer Children to Read for Longer

CILIP’s Public and Mobile Libraries Group December Newsletter reported on the the National Literacy Trust’s second annual survey of parents and practitioners on Children’s early literacy practices at home and in early years settings. The report makes for very interesting reading. The Report suggests that the latest survey data indicated that […]

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So much choice!

The IFLA Professional Committee has just released details of the approved programs for the 81st IFLA General Conference and Assembly in Cape Town next August. The Public Libraries Section is partnering with: Library Service for People with Special Needs to present Public Library Service to the Socially Isolated:  Homeless, Incarcerated, […]

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Children eReading

The UK’s  National Literacy Trust has published a literature review summing up The Impact of eBooks on the Reading Motivation and Reading Skills of Children and Young People. In 2012, for the first time ever, the National Literacy Trust’s annual literacy survey reported that the number of children ‘reading on […]

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