Swap a Book drive to raise literacy levels

first_imgEmployers are being urged to promote adult literacy in a book-swappinginitiative. The National Reading Campaign is targeting the workplace with its Swap aBook promotion to encourage reading. Nearly half of adults say they do not have enough time to read as much asthey would like. A number of organisations are preparing events, some encouraging seniorexecutives to swap titles with junior staff. The Foreign Office is setting upswap boxes for staff to choose books and make donations to the charity Book AidInternational. And army units are putting book swap boxes in their guardrooms. Yell is holding its second Bring-a-Book-to-Work Day at its Sloughheadquarters. David Uppington, head of HR operations, said, “A day likethis breaks down barriers in the workplace. Everyone chatted to someone new andlots of us discovered common interests. And it certainly raised our profile inthe local community.” www.literacytrust.org.uk Swap a Book drive to raise literacy levelsOn 4 Sep 2001 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more