Small Book – Big Person (Poland)

The social campaign which reminds us of the benefits of reading together in a family from the first months of a child’s life. It was devised in connection with a nationwide campaign, as part of which young parents will receive Read More …

Read Aloud (Finland)

The aim of this campaign is to encourage the parents of small children to read aloud to them. The campaign informs parents how reading aloud helps children to develop. Listening to regular read-aloud stories boosts children’s vocabulary, supports their emotional Read More …

Lese-Schaufenster 2017/2018 – A Shop Window for Books

In cooperation with the Austrian Federal Ministry of Education, and together with the little reading robot Hiro, the Austrian Bookclub invites all Austrian educational institutions to join the initiative Lese-Schaufenster (A Shop Window for Books) for the school year 2017/2018. Read More …

The Norvegian Poetry Slam Championship (Norway)

The Norwegian Poetry Slam Championship brings various expressions together, live from stage, and this creates a spontaneous interaction between participants and the audience. Participants must present their own texts within a maximum of three minutes, and without props. Juries in Read More …

The Norvegian Youth Literature Award (Norway)

Uprisen – the Norwegian Youth Literature Award – was established in 2007, and is a collaboration between Foreningen !les, The Norwegian Festival of Literature and “The Cultural Rucksack” (“Den kulturelle skolesekken”, a national programme for art and culture). This is Read More …

The Reading Forest – Leseskogen (Norway)

Leseskogen (The reading forest) is a read aloud campaign for pupils in the first and second grade, their parents and their teachers. The pupils use the campaign website leseskogen.no to meet various animals who read and recommend books. There are Read More …

The tXt Campaign (Norway)

tXt-aksjonen (the tXt Campaign) is the oldest and most extensive reading project for middle school students in Norway. The campaign was set up in 1997, and has become a central part of students experience with Norwegian and translated contemporary literature. Read More …

Time for Ten (Norway)

Tid for ti (Time for Ten) is a new project approaching pupils in the 7th grade. The project contains an anthology with excerpts from books written in Norwegian Nynorsk. The edition is 15 000 anthologies and will be sent to Read More …

Lesestart – Three milestones for reading (Germany)

„Lesestart“, the nationwide literacy program for children funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research and carried out by Stiftung Lesen, supports children and their parents in the crucial pre-school years as well as at their school enrolment. Every Read More …

Non-use of public libraries in Germany

The German reading foundation Stiftung Lesen and the German Library Association have released a representative telephone survey on the reasons for the non-use of public libraries. For the first time, it has been examined why adolescents and adults do not Read More …