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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…

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…
ONE PROMOTER, ONE BOOK PACKAGE CAMPAIGN IN 2020

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,…

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…

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…

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…
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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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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…

Azarestan Library Doesn’t Leave Children Behind During the Pandemic

It has been 6 years since the workers at Azarestan Construction Co. have adopted a new custom within their families and started reading books. In 2014, a Read with Me project, unlike any other, started in this company with full support from…

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…

International Day of Peace: activities in a Read with Me center

On the International Day of Peace, tutors at Mehr-o-Mah Empowerment Center shared the books “Little Blue and Little Yellow” and “How to Heal a Broken Wing” with children.Peace is a living value. Peace is a universal concept. When…
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iRead Interview with Zohreh Ghaeni, Founder of Read with Me Program

About iRead The IBBY-iRead Outstanding Reading Promoter Award has been established by the Shenzhen iRead Foundation and IBBY to encourage a real commitment to the cause of reading promotion in the hope of spreading this dedication to others…

Read with Me Library Activities during the Pandemic

Read with Me librarians haven’t forgotten about children during the pandemic. Children’s mental and social well-being is one of their main concerns which is why they work towards counteracting the damage done by the closure of schools, libraries…
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Interview with Mahdi Housaini, founder of Parande Library: With Books, Children Can Dream

Books Connecting to Persian-speaking countries and sharing experiences with reading promotion groups has been a longtime dream of “Read with Me”. Most recently, Read with Me has been able to send 1100 books and library resources to Parande,…

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