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Weekly News Digest

February 5, 2019 — In addition to this week's NewsBreaks article and the monthly NewsLink Spotlight, Information Today, Inc. (ITI) offers Weekly News Digests that feature recent product news and company announcements. Watch for additional coverage to appear in the next print issue of Information Today.

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Spreading a Love of Reading in Italy

On Jan. 28, the BBC reported on the Bibliomotocarro, a traveling library in a three-wheeled van that was started by retired teacher Antonio La Cava. He offers books to underserved children in the remote villages of the Basilicata region of Italy. One village, San Paolo Albanese, has only two school-age children in it.

The venture has two main benefits for the children in the region, says La Cava: Books keep children from being lonely, and he didn’t want to see his home become “a country of non-readers.” He tells the BBC that operating the Bibliomotocarro “has a value, not only social, not only cultural, but has a great ethical meaning.”

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