The Strategic Document for Read with Me Libraries Is Published

During more than 10 years of its activity in the fields of promoting books and reading and improving and expanding literacy, Read with Me project has been successful in establishing hundreds of local child-centered libraries in classes and schools…

Thirteen Libraries Established in the First Half of 2022

In the first half of 2022, 13 libraries were added to Read with Me libraries in 8 provinces of Tehran, Hormozgan, Sistan and Baluchestan, Lorestan, Kermanshah, Kerman, Alborz and Guilan. Three libraries were inaugurated in Qeshm Island and…
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The Little Bird in the Class

Children and The Experience of Reading Aloud How to Heal a Broken Wing? Education, reading fiction and every-day life are not separate from each other. By choosing quality books and reading them aloud in an effective way, teachers, librarians…
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“Read with Me”, a Program for Enjoying Books and Childhood

For Zohreh Ghaeni, Winner of IBBY-iRead Outstanding Reading Promoter Award 2022 By Seyyed Mahdi E’tesami The 2022 international iRead prize was awarded to an Iranian lady, Zohreh Ghaeni, who has dedicated herself to the promotion of children’s…

Aseman”, A Library for Children and Adolescents, Opened in Qeshm”

The inhabitants of the island of Qeshm in the Persian Gulf are already familiar with quality literature and books. More than two years ago, “Read with Me” program came to this vast island and since then, it has accompanied children, adolescents…

Omid (hope) library in Esfarayen

Maryam Shojaei is a volunteer reading promoter collaborating with the “Read with Me” project at North Khorasan Province and Esfarayen city. In 2020, knowing the Read with Me project by attending the workshops of the Institute for Research…
Flight of “The Red Bird” from Vimmerby to Qasem Abad

Flight of “The Red Bird” from Vimmerby to Ghasem-Abad

Hope is like a bird. A small bird which to be seen, requires searching eyes and flourishing thought. A bird with small wings, that although flies slowly and sometimes seems far away, but always finds its way back to children. The bird which…
library in Khorramabad

Interesting initiative of “Read with Me” library in Khorramabad for children

In summer, alleys around the "Read with Me" library in Khorramabad, like many neighborhoods in different parts of Iran, are filled with the sound of children playing with water, cycling, and playing football. These children often spend hot…
Zohreh Ghaeini was nominated for the 2022 IBBY-iRead Award

Zohreh Ghaeini was nominated for the 2022 IBBY-iRead Award

Zohreh Ghaeni has been nominated as a candidate for the second session of the Outstanding IBBY-iRead Promoter Award. This award is established by the Shenzhen iRead Foundation and IBBY to encourage a real commitment to the cause of reading…
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“Books and Smiles in Mines”

Last week the 1st of July was the ‘National Oil & Mining Day’. For this occasion, we suggested and recommended to our ‘Read with Me’ promoters who lived close to a mine to either take the children for a visit to the mine or invite…
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The journey of a Read with Me promoter to the Bashagard Region in Hormozgan

Book reading and setting up classroom libraries in several villages of Bashagard Zahra Shavandi, is an active messenger of Read with Me who has been promoting book reading in the Bashagard region in Hormozgan province since 2019. Bashagard,…
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Opening of six “Read with me” Libraries during spring of 2021

Despite all pandemic challenges during the last year our life carried on. These lockdowns had affected the education of disadvantaged families and children. For most of them, going to school and getting an education stopped and if some of them…

Spot’s Garden: experiences from GhassemAbad Village Library

Spot’s Garden, a children’s book written by Eric Hill, is about a little dog who wants to protect his plants from birds. GhassemAbad Village Library’s librarian connected the concepts of this book to science, the environment, art and…

Bob Graham’s letter to the children of Gouriyeh Read with Me Library

Bob Graham, renowned Australian author and illustrator and Hans Christian Andersen Award 2012 nominee, who in Iran is often known as the author of “How to Heal a Broken Wing”, wrote a beautiful letter to the children of Gouriyeh Read…

A Conversation with Marlon Marmol, Reading Promoter from Philippines

Despite the differences in culture, economy and geography, reading promoters around the world have common motivations and wishes. Cooperation among promoters and learning from the experiences of the world can be effective in promoting the culture…
ONE PROMOTER, ONE BOOK PACKAGE CAMPAIGN IN 2020

One Promoter, One Book Package Campaign in 2020 – Report

The “One Promoter, One Book Package” campaign is a subset of the Read with Me program which is implemented with the help and support of “Read with Me Fan Club”. The purpose of this campaign is to ensure that a large number of children,…
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Seven years of reading with Children at Ameneh Nursery

 Conversation with the staff involved in implementing book reading in Ameneh Nursery and the influence of the “Read with Me” program on children. Seven years ago, children from the Ameneh Nursery were visiting the Children’s Cultural…