IBBY-Yamada 2013: Serbia

Summer reading programme

Summer reading programmes have been provided in public libraries in Uzice for several years and IBBY Serbia received funding to establish this programme in public libraries in Zlatibor, a region in the southwest of Serbia.

A manual was prepared outlining the good practices for summer reading programmes collected from the experience of five libraries across Serbia. Staff from these five libraries presented their experiences to librarians from the Zlatibor region at a one-day workshop in April. In early June supplies and materials were distributed to the libraries.

During the summer, each library held its own activities and programmes both inside and outside the library. All of these activities, besides being fun for the children and encouraging reading during the summer months, served to raise the profile of books and the libraries in the community.