Libraries celebrate International Literacy Day

By Contributor
September 3rd, 2012

International Literacy Day, is celebrated around the world to raise awareness about literacy issues, is taking place Saturday, Sept. 8. To celebrate this year’s theme, literacy and peace, the Grand Forks and District Public Library will be hosting a “best-loved” international book exchange.

Have you read a book that you loved and want to share with someone else? If so, drop by the library between Tuesday, Sept. 4 and Thursday, Sept. 6 to drop off your book and pick one up off of their “best-loved” book cart.

On Friday, Sept. 7 they will be moving the cart out to the farmers’ market at Gyro Park. Look for the literacy booth set up by the Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy (CBAL). You might find a copy of a fabulous book like “The Book Thief” by Marcus Zusak (which just happens to be September’s Library Book club selection).

The library volunteers and staff will also be able to tell you about upcoming programs and events at the library. CBAL will be starting its Community Learning Place again at the library on Sept. 25 between 2 and 5 p.m. This weekly drop-in program is free and you can receive computer instruction, help filling in forms or documents, prepping for tests, and practicing your reading and math skills.

See you at the library!