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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 living values in her read-aloud session. Read a report of her read-aloud session below: Location: Sepehr 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 of reading and improving literacy levels which can benefit children immensely. In February 2021, on Read-aloud week, Marlon Marmol, […]

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, tutors, teachers and reading promoters all across Iran, have access to […]

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 Museum in Negarestan Garden, their silence and inability to express their needs and feelings sounded a serious and alarming […]

Read with Me libraries in 2020 – Report

COVID-19 pandemic and other social and economic factors made 2020 much different than what we had planned and expected. During this challenging year, all Read with Me colleagues including experts, librarians, promoters, and financial supporters tried to keep children in touch with the world of books. In 2020, the type and amount of library activities […]

Importance of Environmental Activities in Libraries

Fourth online meeting of Read with Me librarians The fourth online meeting of Read with Me librarians was held in March 2021. March 5th was Arbor Day, and on this occasion, we chose “environmental activities in Read with Me libraries” as the topic of this meeting. This session’s guest speaker was Ayeh Hamdavi, a promoter […]

۳rd Online Meeting of Read with Me Librarians: Children’s cooperation in library management

The 3rd online meeting of Read with Me librarians was held on 3 February 2021. The issue of this meeting was “children’s cooperation in library management”. Librarians from across the country, gathered on amoozak.org online platform and discussed their experiences in having children manage the library and hold read-aloud sessions themselves. A teenage librarian also […]

Creative librarian encourages students to visit the library

On its initial days of activity, Niayesh School Library, a newly established Read with Me library in Kermanshah, hosted children who weren’t acquainted with the open and joyful environment of Read with Me libraries. The librarian who’s also the schoolmistress tells of children’s first encounters with this library: “To my surprise, during the first few […]

Keep Children in School Foundation Libraries restart their activities

Many schools and educational centers were closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, it could not put an end to children reading books. Several months into the spread of coronavirus, after significant improvement in the pandemic situation, the children of Kermanshah province are finally able to visit libraries. Read with Me libraries switched to online […]

The Forgotten children of Shir-Abad

For many years, the ‘Read with Me’ project has tried to connect with deprived families to provide early educational opportunities and equip their children with the needed literacy skills before they enter primary school. At the same time, ‘Read with Me’ has helped kindergarten and pre-school teachers to bring about circumstances to develop the innate […]

Read with Me in Times of Coronavirus, 2020 Report

We have all been living in a coronavirus pandemic for months. Kindergartens, schools and libraries were closed, so Read with Me had to transform its activities. The consequences of this pandemic were unfortunate for children as it kept them away from education, books, friendship, and conversations. These adverse circumstances are two times worse for deprived […]

Read with Me Cooperates with Child Labor Association

Education has become a worldwide issue since the COVID-19 pandemic. At this point in time, many children have lost access to education and are facing difficulties. In Iran, children who faced limitations due to child labor or migration even under normal circumstances are in much dire state. The Child Labor Association and Read with Me […]

Reading in Families: a new Read with Me project

The Reading in Families program is a new project planned by the Institute for Research on the History of Children’s Literature within the Read with Me framework. It aims to enrich families with reading and turn homes into literacy-rich environments; environments in which children are exposed to literacy through reading, learning phonemic and phonological awareness […]

World Kamishibai Day 2020: celebrating at home

December 7th is World Kamishibai Day. The COVID19 pandemic has restricted children’s access to libraries. Even so, Read with Me promoters and Kamishibai enthusiasts across the world still celebrated this day and performed kamishibai for children. Most promoters performed kamishibai in their homes or through online platforms. Some were able to arrange meetings in libraies […]


Parande Library in Panjshir: A Dream Come True!

This fall was a cold one, full of violence and disorder for Afghanistan. But, in the midst of bullets and tears, you could also hear children laughing. A laugh reminiscent of books and literacy. The place bringing such joy to children is Parande Library in Panjshir, Afghanistan. Parande library opened in 1 December 2020 and […]

Reading books on the International Day of Persons with Disabilities

An experience from a Read with Me library in GhassemAbad village, Jiroft Mahboubeh Ekhlasi, the tireless librarian of Sepehr Library, winner of Jabbar Baghtchban Award 2020, read-aloud the book “Susan Laughs” on the International Day of Persons with Disabilities. She then shared lovely pictures of children’s activities with the Read with Me team. You can […]