Celebrate International Mother Language Day On 21 February

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International Mother Language Day is celebrated every year on 21st February. The main purpose of celebrating this day is to promote the awareness of language and cultural diversity all across the world. It was first announced by UNESCO on November 17, 1999. Since then it is being celebrated every year.

The International Mother Language Day website run by the United Nations states that 'Every two weeks a language disappears taking with it an entire cultural and intellectual heritage.'  

Here at Randwick City Library, we are committed to supporting our community to keep their mother tongue language alive. We have an extensive range of books and resources in languages other than English and we also offer the option for you to search and request items in your language from other libraries.

To mark International Mother Language Day on Friday 21 February we will have a display in our Lionel Bowen branch at Maroubra to highlight our community language collection, please come in and learn more about the diverse range of languages spoken in our community.

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