GEORGE NEWS - George city libraries this year have a programme of activities as part of the annual 'World Read Aloud Day' to be held on 5 March.
Over 794 million people world wide are unable to read and 'World Read Aloud Day' advocates literacy as a right that belongs to all people. It is celebrated around the world annually on the first Wednesday in March.
The idea is to motivate children, teens and adults worldwide to celebrate the power of words, especially those words that are shared. "By raising our voices together on this day, we show the world's children that we support their future: that they have the right to read, to write and to share their words to change the world."
In 2013 over 1 million people participated to promote this cause.
To show your support this year, join the city of George on 5 March with the 'Friends of the Library' at the George Museum at 10:00. The Friends of the Library Annual General Meeting will be followed by a Read Aloud session by the library staff, volunteers and of course, Friends of the Library.
"If any member of the public would like to participate in our Read Aloud activities, please feel free to contact the library nearest to you to find out the time of their Read Aloud session. Read Aloud sessions will also be held at schools," said Chief Librarian Belinda Williams.
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