UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning (UIL) policy brief on
Using Libraries to Support National Literacy Efforts was published in English in 2016. It has now been released in French, Spanish, and Arabic.
The brief examines the role of libraries in supporting lifelong literacy from nurturing early literacy skills through to advanced
levels of literacy proficiency. Providing literacy resources for children, youth and adults at all proficiency levels, libraries support a reading culture
and contribute to the creation of a literate society. Trusted by
people in the communities they serve, libraries have the potential to play a key
role in promoting national literacy efforts. They need to be included in policy dialogue connected to literacy.