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Reading Promotion Across Europe

80 European Organizations Start Unique Literacy Network

From the 24th until the 27th of February 2014, 80 organizations from 28 countries officially marked the start of the European Literacy Policy Network (ELINET) in Vienna, Austria. One in five European 15 year olds, as well as nearly 75 million adults, lack basic reading and writing skills, which makes it hard for them to get a job, and increases their risk of poverty and social exclusion.

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Happy Meal Books Put More Books in Homes

The British National Literacy Trust reports that, in the United Kingdom, one in three children do not own a book. On the other hand, eight out of ten families with young children visit a McDonald's Restaurant at least once a year.

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Lively exchange between Pozega and Westoverledingen

Serbian and German library forge a “sister libraries” relationship

Children invent flower fairy tales

The IFLA project “Sister Libraries“ was founded in November 2009, in order to inspire international library partnerships and to activate a worldwide exchange of experiences in the field of reading promotion in children’s libraries. Libraries from all over the world have so far joined the project, among them the local library of Westoverledingen in Lower Saxony (Germany) and the children’s library in Pozega (Serbia)
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