Category Archives: Reading

The AfLIA Leadership Academy – Call for Applications

AfLIA is collaborating with the Public Library Association of the USA (PLA) to establish the AfLIA Leadership Academy aimed at: Building the knowledge, skills and confidence of library leaders to act in innovative and creative ways in meeting community needs … Continue reading

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Reading in FAVL-CESRUD library in Sumbrungu, Ghana

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Scrabble in Nigeria

HT: Bill Sundstrom

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Sending books to Burkina Faso

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Great trenchant essay on reading from Hisham Matar

Nothing we read can import new or foreign feelings that we don’t, in one form or another, already possess. “Every reader,” as Marcel Proust writes in “Time Regained,” “is actually the reader of himself.” Books can’t install unknown feelings or … Continue reading

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Dounko shared this picture… kids in the library reading Où est ma poule, book I did with Ezequiel Olvera…

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“Reading Harry Potter lowers Americans’ opinions of Donald Trump, study finds”: When you read a headline like that, please click somewhere else

The are so many reasons why this should be buried. But maybe it can bring some attention to Friends of African Village Libraries? Mutz polled a nationally representative sample of 1,142 Americans in 2014, and again in 2016, asking about … Continue reading

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