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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…

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…

Importance of Environmental Activities in Libraries

Fourth online meeting of Read with Me librariansThe 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”…

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…

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,…
Read-aloud Week-21-28 January 2021

READ-ALOUD WEEK ANNOUNCEMENT-2021

Read-aloud Week-21-28 January 2021 For the fourth consecutive years, the Read with Me program invites children, teenagers, and families to celebrate read-aloud week in January. Even though COVID-19 has made social life extremely difficult, …

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…

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;…

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…
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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…
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Sirik Teachers, First Participants of Read with Me Online Courses

The COVID-19 pandemic transformed many events and schedules, including the Read with Me training program for a group of teachers in Sirik, Qeshm Island. Last winter, after having provided the teachers with books and resources, their training…
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Yar-e-Mehraban Library, New Addition to Read with Me Libraries

Yar-e-Mehraban Read with Me Library was established this September. Located at an elementary school in Arak, Markazi province, this library is host to more than 400 students from nearby schools. Yar-e-Mehraban Library has a child-centered design…

Two Read with Me Libraries Selected as Iran’s Best Interactive Libraries

On Books, Reading and Librarians Day on 14 November 2020, Iran Public Library Organization introduced the six most active public interactive libraries of 2020 two of which were Read with Me libraries. Khansar Library in Isfahan and Meraj Andishe…

Jabbar Baghtcheban Award: 2020 Winners Announced

Finally, the time to announce the winners of the third Baghtcheban award has arrived. This year, as of the previous years, the event was held simultaneously with the National Book Day Celebrations in Iran, on 2 November 2020. Twelve of the…

Education and Health: Out of School Children in School!

Out of School Children of ShirAbad ShirAbad is a marginal, deprived district in Zahedan. Its children have been deprived of education for various reasons: not having an ID card, poverty, child labor, child marriage and not knowing Persian language. Educating…

Mahtab Library Starts its Activities in Chaikhansar Village

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…