Health Desk: 6 December '17-- Speakers at a function on Wednesday said both government and non-government initiatives are urgently needed to ensure children-friendly atmosphere at libraries to unlock their talents.
Access of children to libraries ultimately would help increase their reading habit of books on different disciplines of knowledge, they told the result sharing event titled "Library for literacy" at the Department of Public Libraries in the capital.
The Beyond Access Bangladesh project organized the event as part of the efforts for improving children's literary outcomes through innovative programmes.
Cultural Affairs Minister Asaduzamman Noor addressed the meeting as the chief guest with Director General of Department of Public Libraries Ashish Kumar Sarker in the chair.
Deputy Country Director of Save the Children in Bangladesh Dr Ishtiq Mannan, Office Director of Office of the Population, Health, Nutrition and Education of USAID Bangladesh Caroll Vasquez, Regional Director of IREX Ari Katz, among others, were present at the meeting.