JES: 24 marzo 2010 Bologna

Diffondiamo con piacere l’invito a partecipare al JES (Join, Enjoy, Share) che si terrà il 24 marzo alle 10 presso la Fiera del libro di Ragazzi di Bologna (Sala Melodia)

L’invito a questo incontro internazionale di bibliotecari per ragazzi richiede un’iscrizione via mail (

Di seguito programma e comunicato stampa

Bologna Children’s Book Fair
24th of March 2010,  10.00 – 12.30 hrs
Sala Melodia, Centro Servizi – blocco B- 1st floor
INVITATION to JES: Join – Enjoy – Share
On the occasion of the International Bologna Children’s Book Fair 2010, we would like to extend the possibilities of exchange among children’s librarians. We, 30 librarians from the Netherlands, will be there for the fourth time as a group. Therefore, the Netherlands Public Library Association would  like to welcome you at a get together and learn more about your ideas and activities; therefore, say yes and join:
the International Meeting of (Children’s) Librarians in Bologna
JES: Join – Enjoy – Shar

10.00 hrs         Welcome by the Dutch organisers
Marian Koren, Netherlands Public Library Association

Welcome by international partners
IFLA Libraries for Children and Young Adults Section
Ingrid Bon (chair)

10.15 hrs         Reading and empowerment:
Meeting the 2009 Winner of the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award: The Tamer Institute in Ramallah.
Ruba Totah, Tamer Institute  is a graduate of  Birzeit University (class of ’07) and has her B.A. in English Literature with minors in Translation. She is currently working as a program coordinator of children’s literature, and is preparing her master degree on Gender and development in Birzeit University. She has joined Tamer institute since she was 12 where she developed her love for reading and volunteerism.
Tamer Institute for Community Education is an educational non-governmental non-profit organization established in 1989 as a natural and necessary response to the urgent needs of the Palestinian community during the first intifada (uprising). The programs promote reading and writing on the national and regional levels, in the development of children’s literature, creative self-expression as well as youth empowerment through advocacy and community development initiatives.

11.00 hrs          Writing and language:
Meeting: Ana Maria Machado, a member of the Brazilian Academy of Letters and is considered by the critics as one of the most complete  Brazilian contemporary writers. In 2001, she had been awarded  the Machado de Assis prize — Brazil’s most prestigious National Award in Literature, given every year to an author for the whole body of work. It focused mainly  on her books for adults. In 2000, she had won the Hans Christian Andersen Medal, the most important international Award given to a living children’s books author for the body of her work. Her work for children has been published in 18 countries and received many awards.

11.45 hrs                      We will offer possibilities for
* poster presentations;
* informal discussion groups on current issues, e.g.:
– Models for National reading campaigns
– How to include non-readers in society
– Cultural education through children’s book illustrations
– New literacies and the oooold book
* an international framework to improve quality services to children
and taste some Dutch sweets.

Distribute and register
Please, distribute this invitation to other (children’s) librarians attending the Bologna Fair. We hope to meet many colleagues! You may notice your presence and poster presentation in advance to:


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