IBBY-Yamada 2021: Ukraine

IBBY Ukraine: Green wave of eco-reading - events and workshops to promote environmental reading for everyone.

IBBY Ukraine has considerable experience working on environmental topics in different ways including annual events related to the Chernobyl tragedy, information days on environmental issues and a popular board game. This project of events and workshops was designed to convey information to young people about current environmental problems, to promote reading in this area and recommend practical steps librarians and other professionals, as well as children themselves, can make. The project was successfully held during March, April and May 2021 at the National Library of Ukraine for Children in Kyiv. The project included several talks for children on books about the environment, a fairy-tale show and many other creative activities for the children, including workshops to create objects and toys from used materials. A drawing competition for children on the theme of “Books and children, ecology and the world” attracted more than 2,600 entries from children across Ukraine. A two-day seminar was also held with the objective of introducing librarians and other professionals to environmental books and their use in book therapy. This ambitious IBBY-Yamada project was very successful and covered by several media outlets.

Final project report here.