Growing with the Book (Czech Republic)

The Growing with the Book campaign was launched in 2005 by Svět knihy as a response to research that showed a sharp fall in interest in book-reading among the young. The situation inspired us to search for a solution to 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 …

O Mundo – the World in a Library (Beglium)

With O Mundo Stichting Lezen brings a selection of ten children’s books from ten countries (Portugal, Turkey, Poland, Ghana, Italy, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Romania, Iran and Morocco) to multicultural classrooms in Flemish primary schools. The selected books enable migrant children to Read More …

Reading Aloud Week (Voorleesweek)

Reading Aloud Week is an annual event, held each November, to encourage reading to young children, whether at nursery, in the library or at home. The program focuses on children of nursery and pre-school age, yet, the joy of being Read More …

Book searcher – Boekenzoeker (Belgium)

The Book Searcher is a website where readers between the ages of 0 and 18 find reading suggestions that suit their frame of mind or interests. The site is a joint venture between the Nederlandse Taalunie and Stichting Lezen. This Read More …

Bookbug (Scotland)

The Bookbug Programme supports every child to develop a love of books and reading by providing free Bookbug Bags to every family in Scotland, ensuring all families have books in the home. Bookbug uses stories, songs and rhymes to encourage Read More …

BookTrust’s prizes (United Kingdom)

Children’s Laureate The role of Children’s Laureate is awarded once every two years to an eminent writer or illustrator of children’s books to celebrate outstanding achievement in their field. Lauren Child is the Waterstones Children’s Laureate 2017-2019 after being honoured Read More …