March2016


Transformational role of libraries in creating lifelong readers



Transformational role of libraries in creating lifelong readers

In continuation to the READtalks, which was themed around the transformational roles of libraries in improved learning outcomes, READ Alliance grantees visited Delhi Public Library, a Government school with Room to Read library & the Pratham Books office to get an insider’s view into various aspects of libraries- such as setting up libraries, creating multilingual […]

Creating Lifelong readers, one book at a time



Creating Lifelong readers, one book at a time

As part of the READ Alliance team, we get many opportunities to visit the field and witness firsthand the amazing groundbreaking work our partners are doing across remote districts of the country. During a couple of such recent visits, we visited libraries and met with librarians, students, and community members to discuss the special circumstances […]

Book Summary: Proust & the Squid



Book Summary: Proust & the Squid

Proust and the Squid (which refers to the different but complementary ways of understanding the reading process), is an inspiring celebration of the science of reading. In evolutionary terms, reading is a recently acquired cultural invention that uses existing brain structures for a radically new skill. Unlike vision or speech, there is no direct genetic […]