Här kommer ett brev från IBBY Italien som inbjuder till en workshop på det nya Silent books biblioteket på Lampedusa i slutet av oktober
Project “Silent books: from the world to Lampedusa and back”
All volunteers who would like to help and support us in inventing new ways of using and enjoying books, can take part in the continuing development of the newly opened IBBY library in Lampedusa, which was inaugurated on 16 September 2017.
At a time of uncertainty and change in ways of communicating, the IBBY library in Lampedusa has discovered a new way of making use of freedom; together we have to learn and understand what new challenges and possibilities can be gained from this experience.
From Monday, 29th of October to Saturday, 3rd November 2018 we are going to Lampedusa again to work together on how to create a library that is at the same time international and local; normal and yet extraordinary; and is ready to welcome all those who pass through. While at the same time functioning well because of the work of the regular users, and presenting all the ways in which a place can welcome people today – those who live in Lampedusa and those who are passing through.
We will be keeping in mind not only Lampedusa, but also every other place that is a frontier, that has a population of children who need to have opportunities opened up for them for their futures.
Every idea is welcome; every suggestion is considered and assessed. The aim of this IBBY Camp is to promote reading in the Lampedusa Library, and to find new ways of organizing the stock of books in order to increase its potential.
Librarians, students and those who have experience – you are all invited to Lampedusa, together with authors and illustrators who will take part. During this training week we will set up meetings and readings with the children, sharing every experience with all the others.
The voluntary workers who work all year round in the library are waiting for us, as well as all those who find in the Lampedusa Library the first real place of culture and welcome in their journey across the Mediterranean.
All those interested in taking part should contact IBBY Italia for further information.
With kind regards,
Project Manager, Italian Section of IBBY