Thursday, September 6, 2012

International Literacy Day: September 8

International Literacy Day kicks off Friday
Imperial Valley Press: 9.05.2012 by Celeste Alvarez

HOLTVILLE — As libraries across the nation prepare for International Literacy Day, Imperial County librarian Connie Barrington said she hopes to inspire others to take an interest in literacy during a celebration at the Imperial County Free Library, Holtville Meyer Memorial Branch here Friday.

“We hope to highlight literacy concerns in the Valley and encourage others to volunteer,” Barrington said.

The annual event will consist of several public readings ranging from children’s literature to more sophisticated literature, explained Barrington.

With the demand for teaching literacy in the Valley increasing, Barrington said she hopes the festivities will also motivate others to take an initiative within their own education and the education of their fellow neighbor.

“One of the most rewarding feelings I’ve experienced was as a tutor,” Barrington said.

Barrington said she hopes the festivities will bring about more volunteers to the literacy program and encourage individuals age 16 and older to volunteer and help make a difference in an individual’s life.

The free event is open to the public and is from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, with a special guest speaker reading a selection of their choice during the event.

“It’s important to celebrate literature,” she said.

What: International Literacy Day
When: Friday, 3:30 to 5 p.m.
Where: The Imperial County Free Library, Meyer Memorial Branch
Holtville, 101 E. Sixth St.

Other Literacy Day Events @ SCLLN Literacy Calendar
Sep. 6 10am
Annual Celebration of Literacy
Newport Beach Public Library
1000 Avacado
Newport Beach CA 92660

Sep. 8 Literacy Festival
Lancaster City Park
Lancaster CA

Sep. 15 10am
Adult Ed-Family Literacy Week
Glendora Library Glendora Library
140 S Glendora
Glendora CA 91741

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