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ALIA makes My Big Idea shortlist

The Australian Library and Information Association’s (ALIA) submission to the Concern for Future Generation’s My Big Idea national competition has made the shortlist.

ALIA’s suggestion is for every child to be given a library card at birth. ‘A library card at birth would prompt parents to take their children to storytime in the library,’ ALIA’s submission reads. ‘Research shows that 0-3 is the critical age for early literacy—waiting until school starts is leaving it too late.’

ALIA’s submission is one of 100 entries selected by the general public. A panel of judges, including representatives from several universities, not-for-profits and other companies, will choose the 10 winning ideas, which will be developed into prototypes with a business plan for implementation.

For more information on the competition and other entries, click here.


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