Tag Archive for 'Reading'

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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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Gift a Book and Change a Life

Are you coming to the IFLA Congress in Cape Town this August? If so make a little more room in your suitcase and bring a book to change a life. Delegates are being asked to share the joy of reading and discovery through books with Cape Town’s children and youth! […]

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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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The public library’s collection in a digital age

The Latest edition of Scandinavian Library Quarterly focuses on collections in the digital era. Lots of good reading. Of particular interest for public libraries is the article ‘The public library’s collection in the digital age’ written by Jakob Heide Petersen from Copenhagen Central Library. Jakob describes how media development and the […]

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