International Literacy Day display

Written by Tina Walker, Library Services Associate

September 8 was proclaimed International Literacy Day by UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) on November 17, 1965. It was first celebrated in 1966. Its aim is to highlight the importance of literacy to individuals, communities and societies. On International Literacy Day each year, UNESCO reminds the international community of the status of literacy and adult learning globally. Celebrations take place around the world.1

Click here to view a list of library-owned materials about “literacy” in the library catalog.  Click here for images of the library’s display for International Literacy Day.

1. UNESCO. (2010). Literacy.