Activities

Our members run a wide range of activities and programmes to promote and encourage reading and raise literacy levels.

Book Discussion Clubs (Dyskusyjne Kluby Książki – DKK)

Book Discussion Clubs offer a welcoming space where everyone can find joy in reading. Launched in 2007 by the Polish Book Institute, this initiative is rooted in the belief that literature should be a source of communal dialogue accessible to all, not just experts. As such, DKK members represent a diverse spectrum of ages and […]

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Picnic Among Books

Under the slogan “It’s never too early to talk to children about the environment”, we present the first edition of our Picnic among Books. This event took place on Sunday, October 8th, at 11 a.m., in the park Cristina Enea in the city of Donostia-San Sebastian, to celebrate the beginning of the school year and […]

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“Il Folletto” Magazine

“Il Folletto” is Switzerland’s only six-monthly magazine in Italian on children’s literature and is published by the Swiss Institute for Children’s and Youth Media (ISMR). It is aimed at all those interested in children and adolescents’ culture, and therefore at educators, teachers, librarians, social workers and, of course, parents, grandparents, and families in general. It […]

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“All ears”

“All ears” (“Tutt’orecchi”) is the podcast of the Swiss Institute for Children’s and Youth Media (ISMR) edited by Letizia Bolzani and produced by ISMR. Every first day of the month, on all major platforms, the best of children’s literature in twenty minutes of listening. With reading tips, interviews, in-depth analysis, and the narration of a […]

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Literacy For Democracy – International Conference

For a reading, open minded, critically thinking, democratic and strong Ukraine! “Literacy For Democracy” conference took place simultaneously in Warsaw and Kyiv on May 25th 2023. Reading books has proven to be the most effective tool to nurture social capital and inclusion, as well as to foster and raise scientists, entrepreneurs and inventors. Research in […]

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Events in the Library

Audio Readings in the Morning During the meetings, together with the children, we read critically acclaimed books with pictures, analyse illustrations and talk about the book. The books are selected according to the specifics of the reader group, age, time of the year and other relevant factors. It is a wonder how engaged and interested […]

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Bookstart: Books for Babies

Bookstart is a nationwide project for early literacy education launched in 2008. This book gifting program targets children between 0 and 3 years old and their parents and adult caregivers. With a book pack gift including two board books and a multilingual information flyer for parents and caregivers, Bookstart encourages parents to actively communicate with […]

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Ricochet

Ricochet (www.ricochet-jeunes.org) is a free reference platform and online magazine dedicated to francophone children and youth literature. The platform lists a significant portion of the current francophone editorial production for children and young readers published in France, Switzerland, Belgium, Quebec and francophone countries of Africa. About a third of the featured books are reviewed by […]

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School Projects: School-Age Children Reading Promotion

The Swiss Institute for Children’s and Youth Media ISJM develops and runs various projects to promote reading among school-age children. These school projects provide playful encounters with books, to promote reading for pleasure and create and maintain a positive image of the written word. BouC’S gives schoolchildren a playful, social and cultural introduction to the […]

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