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 Sirik in Hormozgan province: Rouyesh Library in the village of Holor, and Aseman Library in the village of Tabl, both in Qeshm Island; and Baran Library in Sirik. These three libraries serve children of all age groups.
Two libraries were added to Read with Me libraries in Tehran province: one in a double-shifted primary school in Qarchak, Varamin, in memory of Doctor Ezzatollah and Doctor Alireza Khosravi (Sarlak); and the other in a factory in Mehrabad in the west of Tehran. Mehrabad Library is the second library that is established in a factory, so that working fathers who do not have much time to spend with their children would be able to go home with a bag full of books to read with their families.
Mina Library was established in memory of Mina Rajabi and with the support of her mother in the village of Saeed-Abad in Alborz province.
Two libraries were opened in Sistan and Baluchestan: Sougand Library in a kindergarten in the margins of the city of Zabol; and Rozhna Library in a far-away village called Matasang in Nikshahr.
By the help of the librarian in Khorram-Abad Library as well as the support of local volunteers interested in the promotion of reading, two libraries were established in Lorestan province: one in Hedayat Cultural and Educational Institute in the village of Garab; and the other in Azadegan Primary School in the village of Chah-Shoureh.
The long-awaited Rozhiar Library in Paveh, Kermanshah, was finally opened with the help of local benefactors for finding a suitable place. This is the 10th Read with Me library in Kermanshah province.
Parvaz Library in Narmashir, Kerman, was opened in a school for nomad children of Kerman province. This library will provide quality educational sources for nomad children who usually do not have access to suitable and adequate cultural facilities.
Abolhassan Etemadi Library in Rasht, Guilan, was the 13th Read with Me library established in 2022.
It was not possible to establish these libraries without the help of our financial supporters. Read with Me project enjoyed the support of IDAJ Engineering Inc., Balin Tech Company, Mehr-Abad Industrial Company, Farzanegan Pishgam Institute, Mehr-e Hamoun Institute, Fatemeh Qozzat, Maryam Qajar, Dr. Taheri and Abolhassan Etemadi.