Bookstart in Sweden – Bokstart

Last week I have been to some nice, inspirng and interesting meetings. On meeting  was about literacy in Sweden comparing to the Netherlandes. Adriaan  Langendok from IFLA s Section for Literacy and Reading talked about Bookstart works in the Netherlandes.To representatives from the Swedish Art Council spoke about the new possibilities to work with literacy for children. Now its possibilities to search  for new foundings to begin with Bookstart in Swden.

Bookstart is aimed to children up to three years old and their parents.The goal is to stimulate  the youngest children’s languages development and interest for reading.The strenght of this project are that it will be in  cooperation with Child  Carecenter and preschools and the Libraries.

A few Libraries in Sweden are already trying modell for this work.

www.kulturradet.se

Similary project are going on in UK and Japan and other countries too.

www.booktrust.org.uk

www.bookstart.or.jp

So now we are discussing in my Libraries  what kind of model of Bookstart we will  try to search money for. We really want to cooperate with Children’s Care center.

How many of you has Bookstart in your countries?

Anette Mjöberg

Library Director  Hässleholms bibliotek , Sweden

 

 

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