This photo is by Loozerboy on Flickr and was snapped in Toronto, Canada. I can just imagine a cozy chair inside to sit and read, can’t you?
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Today’s reading and literacy related photo comes to us from our Contributing Editor, Ana, who is letting us have a peek into her own house. Looks like a great reading spot, Ana!
I snapped this photo in a local library here in Auckland, New Zealand because it reminds me of when I was a child and would check out all the books in this section, one by one (and then a second time).
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Today’s photo that is related to language, reading and literacy was taken by our contributor in Kazakhstan, Celia. She says, it is a chalkboard “Filled with lessons in Kazakh grammar, this classroom chalkboard demonstrates the cursive Cyrillic script used for everyday Kazakh. Although the language was first written down in Arabic script, then transliterated into Cyrillic under the Soviets, Kazakhstan has recently proposed a shift to the Latin alphabet, which may provide wider integration with modern technology and the English-dominant internet. Almaty, Kazakhstan, 2012.”
This week’s photo was sent in by our contributor from Paris, France, DeeBee. She describes it as, “Bibiliothèque Mazarine the oldest public library in Paris – in the Palais de l’Institut de France – French Academy”.
May is book month on PocketCultures so look out for more books, reading and literacy related posts for the rest of the month.
From this week we will be looking at libraries, books, reading and literacy on Picture Postcards. I’ve snapped today’s photo in the Wynyard Quarter by the waterfront in Auckland, New Zealand. The man is taking advantage of a cozy reading spot in a ‘take a book, leave a book’ library. And, yes, that is a shipping container!