Reading is a multifaceted process involving word recognition, comprehension, fluency, and motivation. It is the complex cognitive process of decoding symbols to derive meaning, and a form of language processing. But for people calling themselves bookworms, reading is so much more than that. It is a way to unwind and escape, to explore new worlds, bringing new anticipation, a great comfort and an unlimited source in expanding one’s mind. Unfortunately, not everyone is fully “abusing” these mind-blowing potentials a book can have.
Forming a reading habit early on is very important, because the absence or lacking in that area is one of the contributing factor of low interest in reading. According to the data from Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA), Indonesia ranked 64 out of 72 countries for good reading habits. Based on a research done by the National Library in 2017, the average of Indonesian reading is 3-4 times in a week, with 30-59 minutes per day.
In this condition, a mobile library will be helpful, as an institution providing information with a strategic role in developing a smart and intelligent society. Areas with no local libraries available will be benefiting from said mobile library–a program within PEDIA 2019, which purpose is to increase the community’s interest in reading. The mobile library will provide literatures such as books, magazines, newspapers, and much more on the move from one place to another, for example to elementary schools in the five regions of DKI Jakarta, primarily underprivileged areas.
You are welcome to donate book(s) for the PEDIA 2019 mobile library by contacting the following:
Puji 0878 8805 8971
Telp (021) 276 506 45 (09.00-16.00 WIB)
Address Jl. Wijaya Kusuma No. 10 Cilandak, Jakarta Selatan 12430