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Veronica's story

Enjoying fine stories

Veronica loves to read whenever she can, but she also knows that reading can be the key to a brighter future.

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A year to remember

This year with your support, we sent over 1.2 million books to people who need them most. Our Chief Executive Alison Tweed looks back at 2023.

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Librarianship in times of conflict

Why do libraries become targets during conflict? And why do so many put themselves in harm’s way to protect them? In this blog, our chair Dr. Alice Prochaska reflects on these questions, and more.  

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Dalitso's story

Reading day and night

The more Dalitso reads the better he does at school. Here he tells us how greater access to books is helping him with his education.

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Yvonne's Story

Books to build a brighter future

During the worst of the Liberian civil war Yvonne set up the WE-CARE library to provide a space for children to read and learn. This is her story.

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The impact of a royal visit

On October 31st Her Majesty The Queen visited a library we support in Nairobi. In this blog, our East Africa Representative James reflects on how the visit impacts on perceptions of the library.

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Fabiola's Story

Supporting girls’ education with books

Girls like Fabiola face huge challenges to gaining an education – but with books, she is making her dreams a reality. Read her story.

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