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Room for Children – Developing Children’s Desire to Read

Room for Children and the Embassy of Sweden will host a workshop on the critical role of children’s literacy. What besides access to books is needed to encourage reading in children? Can desire to read be increased by the design of libraries, meetings with librarians and teachers, and special reading events? This workshop aims to provide tools for inspiring children to read.

Speakers at the seminar include:

  • Sweden’s Reading Ambassador, Anne-Marie Körling
  • Head of Room for Children (public library at Kulturhuset in Stockholm) Helena Gomér
  • American speaker to be confirmed

This event is free and open to the public. Click here to register.

Room for Children, is a library and an arts studio for children. It has become a model for parent-child interaction offers a model for reading education and a vision of how libraries can develop.

In 2015 the Embassy of Sweden, with support from the Swedish Institute, built the world’s first Room for Children outside of Sweden, in House of Sweden. It is open every weekend, and provides arts and crafts workshops and story readings.

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