This Wednesday, on 30 September 2020, Mahtab Library was opened in Chaikhansar Village, Gilan.
This library was established in memory of Mahtab Ghavami on her birthday with support from her family. It is equipped with about 1200 children and young adult books, as well as 800 books for adults.
The library is designed based on Read with Me child-centered library standards. The walls are covered with illustrations of two children’s books (author: MohammadHadi Mohammadi, illustrator: Parastou Haghi) in conjunction with drawings of “Mahtab Ghavami”.
For the opening ceremony, children happily entered the library with their excited faces covered with facemasks. They received their membership cards. Membership of this library is free of charge if children dedicate a plant to the library and accept its watering responsibility during the week. Mothers were also content with having such a safe space for their children. In the end, children left with books in their arms. A total of 50 children signed up on the first day.
The Read with Me team and Mahtab Library supporters hope to turn this library into a center for reading promotion in Chaikhansar and surrounding villages. May these cultural activities enlighten children’s lives and light their dark nights.