With a strong basis in the work of the cities libraries and librarians, the recently published programme for Strasbourg as World Book Capital City from 23 April 2023 is an exciting one, offering much not just to the city’s residents, but also to others interested in promoting books and reading locally.
The World Library and Information Congress 2023 (WLIC) Satellite hosted by IFLA's Library Services for Children & Young Adults (C&YA) and Literacy and Reading (LITREAD) Sections saw a vibrant gathering of professionals dedicated to fostering a love for reading among young people. Titled "Journeys into Reading," this satellite event, co-organized by the Dutch reading Foundation, was held at The Hague at KB, National Library and featured a series of insightful presentations that delved into innovative approaches, challenges, and successes in encouraging our very youngest to embark on the lifelong adventure of literacy and reading.
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.
'Your webinars uplifted me' is how one participant described the 'Reflecting back & Looking Forward' mid-term program delivered by IFLA's Literacy and Reading and Public Libraries professional units.
Join us to hear about some inspiring stories of how public libraries adapted to service delivery during COVID-19; innovative approaches to literacy and reading during this time; listen to international library leaders contemplate the future; plus meet some of the worlds amazing Children's Laureates and Ambassadors. AND we have a specially curated session in Portuguese. The Literacy and Reading + Public Libraries mid-term is the place to be!
Despite the restrictions resulting from the COVID-19, pandemic libraries around the world are marking World Book & Copyright Day on 23 April 2020 and celebrating with their communities.
It is with heavy hearts that ‘Reading Journeys’ the Satellite program being organised in Oxford by four IFLA Professional Units will not go ahead.
Are you passionate about reading and libraries? Do you have an experience that you would like to share? If so, read on, because we are looking for proposals for our Satellite Meeting in Oxford UK, this summer.
On the occasion of the United Nations International Literacy Day (September 8), IFLA has formally published the first version of the IFLA Toolkit for National Literacy and Reading Strategies.
Power point presentations from Kuala Lumpur.
Children deserve access to the education, opportunities, and resources needed to read.
Welcome to our congress programme in Kuala Lumpur
Nominate an extraordinary educator under 30 by July 31!
Print out the posters to help breaking the cycle of illiteracy.
Report on the Symposium "Reading is a link between generations: Toward a more interdependent society", Tunisia, 21-23 September13 October 2011
A short report on the recent successful symposium...
A short introductory brochure is now available...