International Literacy Day
|Join us in celebrating International Literacy Day!
UNESCO established September 8th as International Literacy Day to promote literacy worldwide. It is estimated that 875 million of the world’s adults do not know how to read or write (nearly two-thirds are women), and that more than 110 million children lack access to education.
We will show a documentary titled Cleo’s Story. This Pivot TV’s Secret Lives of Americans episode follows the story of Cleo, a loving and supportive mother from Alabama who has always encouraged her children to pursue their educational goals—all while struggling to share her own literacy issues with her family.
After the film, there will be time for those present to read a favorite passage, poem or children’s book in celebration of International Literacy Day. Please come to share a passage and invite your children and family to share. Our literacy staff will be there to read our favorite piece of writing. Learners, friends and their family are cordially invited to listen or participate.
There will be a tour of the new Fresh Reads Collection after the event. The collection includes high-interest books for everyone to read.
- Wednesday, September 11, 2019
- 12:00pm - 1:30pm
- Fukaya Room A
- Fremont Main Library