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Rouzbahan Child-centered Library, an Addition to the Read with Me Family

Rouzbahan Child-centered Library started its activities in May 2019 in a village in Kalaleh, Golestan Province. This small library has been equipped and designed with the standards of a Read with Me child-centered library. The library will welcome children and young adults throughout this summer. Mallay Sheikh Gharavi village is located 30km from Gonbad-e-Kavus. In […]


Mobile Puppet and Toy Museum Visits Azarestan Factory

Azarestan Construction Co.’s factory, had a special event planned last Friday. It was unlike any other Friday the factory had ever seen because the Mobile Puppet and Toy Museum team came to the factory. Puppets, children, worker’s families and employees had all gathered around to build beautiful memories. The Mobile Puppet and Toy Museum presents […]


Navid-e-Vahy, the Second Child-centered Library in Qeshm Island

A Valuable Step for making Qeshm an Island for Children In Spring 2019, the establishment of “Navid-e-Vahy” Child-centered Library in Dargahan, introduced another stage of the Read with Me program in Qeshm Island. This child-centered library was opened on 13 June 2019 inside a cultural complex in Dargahan. Read with Me experts believe this library […]


Read with Me establishes yet another library: Kaveh Child-centered Library

A year into the implementation of the Read with Me program in Kuhrang, Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari Province, Read with Me has now extended its activities in this region by establishing a child-centered library. Last autumn, during the 2018-19 academic year, “Read with Me” held Basic Literacy improvement through Literature workshops for first through third grade […]

JahadAbad Children’s Step Towards Knowledge

A Report of the Improvement of Out-of-school JahadAbad Children  Date: March 2019 It’s only been a few months since JahadAbad children entered the classroom and now they are full-fledged students! JahadAbad is a village in the marginal parts of Sarawan, Sistan and Balouchestan Province which is home to many immigrant children without birth certificates. They […]

Children at Mehr-o-Mah Empowerment Center, in Search of their Island of Happiness

The Island of Happiness, a book written by Marit Törnqvist, tells the tale of a girl in search of happiness. Due to its poetic, philosophical content and exquisite illustrations, this book won the award for best illustrated book of Flanders and the Netherlands. Marit granted the copyright of this great picture book to the Read […]


Farhang Child-centered Library, A Library for All Children

Pass through this colorful corridor and you arrive at Farhang Child-centered Library. It’s as if Elmer, the patchwork elephant is welcoming children from the very start: “Welcome! This is a place for celebrating and accepting differences… Let’s feel what it’s like to be different and part of a group at the same time. Come, come! […]


Read with Me will be introduced at the International Library of Children’s Literature in Japan

The Read with Me Program will be introduced at the International Library of Children’s Literature in Japan as the 12th lecture from a series of lectures entitled: What’s happening with Children’s Books in the World? On 16 June 2019, in a lecture called “What’s Happening with Children’s Books in Iran?”, Keiko Aiko and Saori Katagiri, […]


Sepehr Child-centered Library brings new light to the education of Kerman villages

GhassemAbad, an arid village in Kerman Province, has been struggling with drought and economic issues for years. With an agriculture-based economy, this village consists of houses in between fields and palm trees. Before Mehr-e-Taha Charity established a lovely school with up-to-dated equipment in 2016, this village lacked proper education and leisure amenities. In 2018, the […]


The IBBY President visited Avay-e-Mandegar Empowerment Center

On 25 April 2019, Mingzhou Zhang, president of the International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY) visited Avay-e-Mandegar Empowerment Center, a center covered by the Read with Me project. After having been informed about the activities of this center’s library, preschool and kindergarten as well as the economic and cultural situation of the region’s […]