"Absorbed In Reading: give a book- create a library- inspire others" is a campaign aimed at the collection of books in various types of institutions. Collected books supply shelves of Little Patient Libraries created in hospital wards, hospices and orphanages throughtout Poland.
In the era of universal access to the Internet and electronic media, the Europeans forget about books. We want to save the book from oblivion, showing that you can find in them a lot of life wisdom, useful especially for children. The book can be a cure for the disease, because nothing is as much absorbing as an interesting story, with which you can easily identify. In the face of the book everyone is equal. It does not count nationality, religion, gender or disability. By contributing to the dissemination of reading, we work for equality and subsidiarity (our activities are organized at the lowest local level). Through connecting idea of a book with helping other people, we want to create a brand new quality of social action strongly related to educational and cultural aspects.
During the project implementation, we hope to achieve the goals in 4 areas: promotion of reading, activation,
reading education and support. The results of our actions will be: the creation of 500 collection points, the establishment of 50 libraries in hospitals, the organisation of 30 events of Libraries Openings supported by reading books by famous Polish people, the transfer of a total of 15 000 books. Additional results: deepening public awareness about the role of reading aloud in the proper child development, creating
passion for reading and encouraging interest in literature among children and parents, strengthening the bond between generations, promotion of social integration in order to help others. What is more, the project will contribute to developing volunteers' skills.
The action will take place between 09.2015 and 10.2016 and will consist of the following stages:
-creating collection points: We plan to create around 500 collection points nationwide. Through communication channels between us and institutions, we will promote the action, but on the basis of our earlier experiences, 80% of institutions (e.g. schools) will report to us independently. In consulted term, the collection in points will be conducted. Collected books are sent to our warehouse in Brzeg (opolskie voivodeship).
-opening libraries in hospitals: From our warehouse, books are sent to needy hospitals and orphanages, after conducted surveys about demanded amount of books. We plan to create 50 Little Patient Libraries.
-organizing reading events with famous people (30 events)
Funding requested from Advocate Europe
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