On January 26, 2012, Her Royal Highness Princess Laurentien of the Netherlands participated in  the symposium entitled, Leesbevordering: Dat doet de bieb! (Promotion of Reading: The Library Does), in Amsterdam.

As honorary president of the Association of Public Libraries (VOB) the princess gave a speech regarding the importance of libraries which “…improves language development, reading and writing.”  Today’s event also honored Professor E. Jurgens who recently retired as the President of the Association of Public Libraries (VOB).

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Source: Nieuws van Nederland

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