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Let’s Read: Building Life-Changing Access to Storybooks

Let’s Read creates open and free access to these beautiful storybooks through the Let’s Read digital library. Accessible through the web or Android or iOS apps, the digital library allows children and families to freely enjoy the entire collection of more than 10,500 books across 60 languages (and growing!). Read More

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  • 07 May 2024

Is your city a future World Book Capital?

UNESCO has opened the call for candidates to be World Book Capital City from 23 April 2026. IFLA warmly encourages libraries to engage with city authorities to explore submitting bids that celebrate and strengthen the contribution of books and reading to urban development. Read More

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  • 22 April 2024

Could your city be World Book Capital 2025? Call for applications open

Action at a local level has a key role to play in building an environment where reading and creativity is encouraged and supported, for all. The UNESCO World Book Capital Programme is there to highlight and celebrate great examples of cities and towns doing just this. Could yours be the next one? Nominations are open until 16 April 2023. Read More

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  • 20 February 2023

Libraries as Literacy Champions: an Indonesian Case Study

To mark International Literacy Day 2022, we’re taking a look at the work done by libraries in Indonesia in order to help the over 8.5 million people lacking basic literacy skills there to develop the capacities they need to participate fully in the knowledge society. Read More

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  • 07 September 2022