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The National Reading Campaign is encouraging schools and other organisations to combine book-related events with raising money and donating books for Book Aid International, which supplies books to under-resourced schools and libraries worldwide (see See for a daily update on participants and ideas.

Free Swap a Book posters are available from the Department for Education and Skills. Tel: 0845 60 222 60, fax: 0845 60 333 60 or email: com (reference NRC PSB).

The campaign has also launched its search for Reading Champions for a second year. Nominations are invited for males aged 10 and over who love reading and can inspire and motivate others: at home or as reading volunteers and mentors or motivators in schools, study support centres or youth clubs. You can submit your nominations online at www.literacytrust. org.ukread champform.html.Tel: 020 7828 2435 or fax: 020 7931 9986.

International Literacy Day, September 8, falls in International Adult Learners' Week and also in the National Institute of Adult Continuing Education's Sign Up Now campaign (September 3-9) during colleges' recruitment weeks. More details of Sign Up Now on

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