CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO (KFVS) - An event will be held in Cape Girardeau to raise money for a literacy program.
The goal of the program, Library For All, is to make books available to every child. Library for All is building a digital library and educational platform designed for low bandwidth environments.
The library will be stocked with millions of ebooks and resources from publishers and open educational resources. It will be accessible on any device including feature phones found across the developing world and will be optimized for low-cost tablets.
In October 2013, Library For All launched their pilot program in partnership with Respire Haiti School.
"The Premiere" is a fundraiser on Friday, Nov. 22 at 6:30 p.m. at the Concourse at 429 North Broadview.
The production of "Gone Girl" by Gillian Flynn in Cape Girardeau, sparked an idea for "The Premiere."
Tickets are $100 per person.
The event supports four agencies - Library For All as well as Out of Poverty Through Education, Real Hope for Haiti and Respire' Haiti.
Stay with Heartland News today for more from author Gillian Flynn on her novel "Gone Girl."
We talked to her about filming in Cape Girardeau, and this group's fundraiser inspired by her literature in an effort to bring literacy to a broader audience around the world.