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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…

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…

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…

SiBiLak, Children’s Companion on First Day of School

On one of the first days of school, a Read with Me teacher in Bonjar, Sistan & Balouchestan province read-aloud a story to her first-grade students. The story was chosen from the Learning Phonological Awareness Skills story book which aims…

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…

My Forever Dress, an Experience in Jiroft

َA Read with Me promoter in Jiroft held an online read-aloud session, reading "My Forever Dress" to a group of children under 6 years old. She writes about this experience: "Today, I read-aloud the book "My Forever Dress" to a group of children…

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…

Zalaan Library: A Dream the Color of Books and Libraries

Children of Zalaan village impatiently await the end of coronavirus. They are longing to go to their library. A library that didn’t exist before the pandemic and was established in spring 2020. Zalaan village has a population of over 1500,…

Read with Me Libraries Reopening in Kermanshah Province

Following the Covid-19 outbreak, schools were closed across Iran. Consequently, Read with Me teachers, librarians and promoters’ connection with children was cut off. Closure of schools, libraries and cultural centers can be traumatic for…

Story of a Child-centered Library Longing for Children to Visit

In late autumn, one of the teachers at Nabovvat Elementary School, a school in the marginal regions of Tehran, joined the Read with Me program through the One Teacher, One Classroom, One Library campaign. She requested the establishment of a…

Reading Promotion from Home – an experience in Sarpol-e Zahab

Read with Me Libraries have been closed due to the Covid-19 outbreak, and consequently members lost access to books. However, Read with Me promoters did not sit idly. Given the restrictions, they still tried to continue their activities for…

Coronavirus cannot separate us from children!

Read with Me in Times of Social Isolation during the Coronavirus outbreak In March 2020, due to the crisis situation of the coronavirus outbreak, schools and public education centers were closed including Read with Me libraries and centers.…