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World Book Day 2010

Apr 26, 2010 | Blog, Industry news

LIASA participated in World Book Day celebrations on Thursday 22 and Friday 23 April in Bloemfontein by invitation from the NLSA.The Centre for the Book unit of the National Library of SA organised a two-day event in Bloemfontein.   A Door-to-Door campaign was held inBotshabelo on Thursday where CFB staff distributed a total of 3000 books to schools and individuals.A Spelling Bee Competition formed part of the formal programme on Friday 23 April where learners from local schools participated and tested theirspelling skills.   Various learners also read poetry and other pieces in which they expressed what reading means to them.The Keynote address was delivered by the Minister of Basic Education,  the Honourable Mrs Angie Motshekga.Ms Naomi Haasbroek made a presentation on LIASA’s “Every Child a Book” Campaign at this event.LIASA congratulates the National Library of SA and the Centre for the Book on a very successful day where the importance of books and reading was promoted to the community.