This is International Literacy Day around the world.
The event is used to raise awareness of the subject.
Lori Sawatzky is with the Pembina Valley Language Education for Adults program in Winkler.
She says demand for their literacy services continues to grow each year.
Sawatzky says last year they had about 150 students enrolled in their literacy classes.
She adds they expect to see as many or more people register for their program this year.