IBBY-Yamada 2020: Armenia

IBBY Armenia: Reading promotion in rural regions of Armenia

For the past four years IBBY Armenia has had projects in the goal of “Every child’s right to become a reader” supported by the Yamada Fund. This year’s project focuses on five regional libraries in Armenia. Together with the Armenian Library Association, these regions were identified as areas with very low levels of reading. The intention is to visit each library over three days and offer reading activities for the children, discussions with young Armenian writers and workshops with the librarians, led by members of the National Children’s Library. At the end of the project, it is intended to donate 100 books to each regional library. The activities and workshops have moved online, but IBBY Armenia is still planning to set up five book corners in regional libraries by the end of the current restrictions.