Media Advisory | Jan. 17, 2012

Live-in for Literacy camps out at the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre

Lovers of literacy and libraries are invited to come by and show their support for Live-in for Literacy, which begins this Tuesday on the second-floor foyer of the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre.

From January 17 to 26, students will once again “camp” at the Learning Centre in order to raise funds to build one or more libraries in a developing country.

The organizers also welcome book donations of any kind.

Place: Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, 1961 East Mall
Date/Time: January 17 – 26
Parking: Rose Garden Parkade, 6278 North West Marine Drive,

This year, the goal is to raise up to $3,000 at UBC over the 10-day event through a series of fundraisers. The program is running at 10 Canadian universities, which have set a goal of $27,000 for projects in India that support local language publishing, education equality for girls and a library reading room.

Find out more about this inspiring initiative at UBC on Twitter (aRoomtoReadUBC), on Facebook and at

Past Live-in for Literacy events at UBC have helped raise money to construct libraries in Nepal and India.

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Glenn Drexhage
UBC Library
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UBC students camp out at Learning Centre for literacy fundraiser.

UBC students camp out at Learning Centre for literacy fundraiser.

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