International Literacy Day

Happy International Literacy Day!  OK, I’m one day late but I figure it’s never too late to celebrate literacy.

The International Literacy Day was declared by UNESCO in 1965 to place a global spotlight on the link between literacy and economic growth.  Approximately 775 million people worldwide are functionally illiterate, lacking the basic reading and writing skills to manage daily living and employment tasks.

The International Literacy Association (ILA) suggests taking the community approach to promote literacy.  They’re celebrating the day by sponsoring the Little Free Library® and  have created a toolkit to get you started on one of the hottest literacy movements today.  Little Free Library toolkit.

Little Free Libraries in my neighborhood.  One day I’ll build one myself.

Another Little Free Library in the Magnolia neighborhood of Seattle.

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Some Little Free Libraries are quite elaborate such as this one on the east side of Magnolia in Seattle

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