Farsi Department of Munich Library

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Explaining about her activities in the Munich Library and also participation in the international section of “Book-Reading Promoters Festival”, Leila (Roya) Maktabifard [Persian Department expert of Munich International Children and Young-adults Library], said, “We conduct our activities somehow to realize a bigger purpose, “i.e. promoting book reading”. In fact, people who are working in various languages departments try to introduce and present their own children literature to the international society. Such activities finally would result in promotion of the literature in question across various nations. Relying on this, we hope to find more readers for our books and literature.”

They bring children to visit the library and organize various programs such as tale-telling, games, book-reading, visiting writers, etc. She also referred to the “White Ravens Festival” as one of the most important activities of this library on promoting reading and added, “This festival is held biennially in Augusts. Generally, 10 to 12 writers and illustrators, whose works have been translated into German and German children know them, from different countries are invited to this festival.” She pointed to publishing “White Ravens List” as the most important outcome of the library.

Emphasizing the fact that all activities of Munich Children Library follow an international and cultural approach, Maktabifard pointed to some of these activities, including publishing calendars containing childish poems in various languages, holding book fairs with various issues, tale-telling and book-reading in various languages on different occasions and in the framework of multi-lingual programs.

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