Tag Archive for 'Reading'

Public Libraries Play an Essential role in Literacy and Reading outcomes

IFLA has recently published the IFLA Toolkit for Library Engagement in Literacy and Reading Strategies to help library associations, institutions and individual library and information workers to advocate for libraries’ role in literacy and reading in relevant government strategy documents.  In Victoria, Australia a collaboration between State Library of Victoria […]

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Football Makes Reading Fun

By Guest Blogger, Eric Boekesteijn Score a book! is a reading project for primary school pupils aged 8-10. Encouraged by players from Dutch professional teams, the children read as many books as they can during a period. A formula that catches on. ‘Jolanda, come see this!’ It is Saturday morning and […]

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We Are All Readers, We Are All Artists. Sculpture and Reading in the Library Clarà De Barcelona

  Author: Mont Sureda. Clarà Library Director. Consorci de Biblioteques de Barcelona suredarm@diba.cat www.barcelona.cat/bibclara http://www.barcelona.cat/bibclara The Clara Library , located in the city of Barcelona has created a new centre of interest in sculpture, due to the origins of the building where it is located (old workshop and House of […]

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Wide open: Read and read wide open/De Bat a Bat: Llegir i Llegir-se

  Authors: Carla Canongia  and Marta Puig ( Xarxa de Biblioteques Municipals. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bibliotequesXBM/ Twitter: @bibliotequesxbm Wide open: Read and read is a new resource designed to facilitate the work with young people from 12 to 16 years through picture books; a universe where art, literature and philosophy go hand […]

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Score a Book!

          Guest Blogger: Jolanda Robben, coordinator Score a Book!, Biblionet Groningen Learning to read well is of great importance to growing children. It helps even more when they enjoy reading. With this in mind, Biblionet Groningen and the FC Groningen Foundation are performing the Score a […]

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The importance of Reading Promotion in the Dutch Library Act

          Guest Blogger: Adriaan Langendonk, programme coordinator Reading Promotion Art of Reading (Dutch Reading Foundation and the National Library of the Netherlands). On 1 January 2015, a new Library Act was introduced in the Netherlands. One of the five core functions of libraries, as set out […]

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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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