WORLD BOOK DAY 2020
“A Book is a device to ignite the imagination”
World Book Day, also known as International Day of the Book, is an event celebrating authors, readers, illustrators and books. It is officially organized by UNESCO.
The main aim of World Book Day is to encourage children to explore the pleasures of books and reading by providing them with the opportunity to have a book of their own. By championing books and copyright, UNESCO stands up for creativity, diversity and equal access to knowledge, with the work across the board from the Creative Cities of Literature network to promoting literacy and mobile learning and advancing Open Access to scientific knowledge and educational resources.` With the active involvement of all stakeholders: authors, publishers, teachers, librarians, public and private institutions, humanitarian NGOs and the mass media, and all those who feel motivated to work together in this world celebration of books and authors.
Its all about getting kids closer to the books and authors they already love, and letting them discover more books and authors.
More than ever, at a time when most of the schools around the world are closed and people are limiting their time spent outside, the power of books should be leveraged to combat isolation, reinforce ties between people, expand our horizons, while stimulating our minds and creativity. It is a time to celebrate the importance of reading, foster children’s growth as readers and promote a lifelong love of literature and integration into the world of work. By creating a sense of community through the shared readings and the shared knowledge, readers around the world can connect and mutually help curb loneliness.
Let this World Book Day help you and especially the children, celebrate the joy of reading and open new windows to the world of creativity.