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Promoting Reading in Latvia

The Latvian Centre for Child and Youth Literature

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The Latvian Centre for Child and Youth Literature is part of the National Library in Latvia. In 1998, The Centre replaced the former department for child and youth literature. With its diverse projects and events, the Centre intends to promote national child and young people’s literature in Latvia and support the reading activities of parents and children. The Centre also advises libraries throughout the country as regards child and youth literature and reading promotion, and collects all titles in the [ ... ]  

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The Latvian jury for child and youth literature

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The Latvian jury for child and youth literature aims to award prizes to the best Latvian work of child and youth literature each year. In 2002, when the competition was held for the second time, 5.425 children took part as well as more than 200 libraries. According to the different key stages of reading, a list of 6 or 7 recommended titles is submitted to the children who are then asked to read the books until December. They can then fill in their evaluation sheets and return them to the libraries. The [ ... ]  

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Total population
2 178 443

Languages
Latvian (official)

Literacy rate
(age 15 or over who can read)

Total: 99.8%
Male: 99.8%
Female: 99.8%

Functional illiteracy
(de facto)
no data

Educational indicators
Primary (net) enrolment: 95%
Secondary (net) enrolment: 83%
Tertiary (gros) enrolment: 68%
School life expectancy: 14.5 years

Government expenditure
11.3% goes to education

Unemployment (age 15-24)
29.1%

Sources:
CIA World Fact Book, Human Development Report, UNESCO Institute for Statistics, Wikipedia

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