Readers for Life: Traveling Libraries

Not all of us have the pleasure or ability to visit a local library. In many parts of the world, people depend on libraries coming to them. There are some amazingly creative mobile libraries that make the joy of reading available to people, whether in big cities or rural areas. What is truly remarkable about […]

Readers for Life: Books and Bribery by Jackie French

Today’s post is guest post from Jackie French  Jackie was the Australian Children’s Laureate for 2014/15 and the 2015 Senior Australian of the Year.  She is also an historian, ecologist, dyslexic, and a passionate worker for literacy, the right of all children to be able to read, and the power of books.  Jackie is a passionate […]

Readers for Life: Prison Libraries

In March of 2015, the Washington D.C. Public Library in the USA opened its first Prison Library Program to introduce inmates to books and library programming available to them while they are incarcerated, as well as after their release. In its first year alone, 1,100 inmates checked out 4,600 books. The project’s inception began three […]

Readers for Life: The South Asian Perspective

“Literacy unlocks the door to learning throughout life, is essential to development and health, and opens the way for democratic participation and active citizenship.” -Kofi Annan, former United Nations Secretary-General   The UNESCO Institute of Statistics- UIS, 2015 report on ‘ADULT AND YOUTH LITERACY National, regional and global trends, 1985-2015’ show the literacy rates in […]