LYNNE JONES MP GIVES THE GIFT OF READING THIS CHRISTMAS
MP donates book to Book Aid International
Lynne Jones MP donated the Christmas gift of a book to Book Aid International during a reception held on Tuesday 19 December in the House of Commons.
The event was held by the All Party Parliamentary Group on Libraries and Information Management on Tuesday (December 19) and was attended by nearly 80 MPs, including Constitutional Affairs Minister, Harriet Harman MP, Chief Secretary to the Treasury, Stephen Timms MP and Minister for the Third Sector, Ed Miliband MP.
The event was hosted by All Party Group chair Lyn Brown, MP for West Ham, who said that Book Aid International provides over half a million books and journals each year to libraries, hospitals, refugee camps and schools in 18 countries in sub-Saharan Africa and Palestine.
It also works with library partners in these countries to develop their pivotal role in the community.
Lynne Jones MP said:
“Books can make a real difference to people's lives. Books are the basic tools of literacy and education yet millions of children and adults across the developing world do not have access to them.”
“I fully support the work of Book Aid International and encourage my constituents to support this worthwhile cause, further information on which can be found at www.bookaid.org ”
Lynne Jones MP donated the Book The Number Devil which tells the story of a magical devil who brings numbers to life.
1. Book Aid International works in 18 countries in sub-Saharan Africa and Palestine, providing over half a million books and journals each year to libraries, hospitals, refugee camps and schools. The majority of its support goes to rural and urban libraries which are free and accessible to everyone. It also works with library partners in these countries to develop their pivotal role in the community.
2. Further details on Book Aid International and its work can be found at www.bookaid.org or by phoning 020 7733 3577.
3. The All Party Parliamentary Group on Libraries and Information Management is chaired by Lyn Brown MP. The secretariat is provided by the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals through AS Biss & Co.