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15 Jan 2020

National Library Enlivens ASEAN "Read Me a Book" Campaign

Medan Merdeka Selatan, Jakarta - Read Me a Book is an acculturation program of fondness in reading aloud to early childhood or school age. Read Me a Book was initiated by South Korea's National for Children and Young Adults (NLCY). This idea was then campaigned simultaneously in nine countries in the ASEAN region from January 15 to April 23, 2020.

In Indonesia, the implementation of Read Me a Book is specially organized by National Library. Direct training was given to 100 selected librarians mentored by Rosi Setiawan from Read Aloud Indonesia. Read Me a Book is an acculturation program of reading fondness by read aloud method to early childhood (school).

At the opening of Read Me a Book Indonesia campaign, Director of the National Library, Muhammad Syarif Bando, had the opportunity to read story book to students from Permata Madina Integrated Islamic Elementary School (SDIT), Bogor. The story of the Prophet Abraham and Moses is conveyed in an attractive and communicative way. Students are given the opportunity to ask questions about the story. Interestingly, all students enthusiastically followed it and the questions given were quite critical.

After that, dozens of SDIT Permata Madina students were divided into five groups and again received interesting stories by various titles from the National Library librarians, Hikmah Nurida, Arlin, Atis, and Fitri Ramadhani.

Reporter: Elsa Tuasamu

Photographer: Radhitya Purnama

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