Former leading New Zealand publisher and bookseller, and widely experienced judge of both the Commonwealth Writers Prize and the Montana New Zealand Book Awards, talks about what he is currently reading, what impresses him and what doesn't, along with chat about the international English language book scene, and links to sites of interest to booklovers.
Wednesday, August 26, 2015
Pilot scheme to give all children in Scotland automatic library membership
All Scottish children could automatically become library members in a bid to promote literacy.
Pilot projects are being developed in every council area to enrol children during their early years. Children will be given library cards either at birth, age three or four - or in P1. The scheme will also see libraries working with schools and communities to promote the services they offer to families. More