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National Round Table on children's reading

4 April 2013

On April 4th, a meeting for the "Children's Literature - Challenges and Opportunities", took place at the American Center at Sofia City Library.

Representatives of the Ministry of Education, City Library, libraries from across the country, as well as teachers, authors and publishers, were among the attendees. Topics discussed were the role of libraries in children's reading, the responsibility of publishers of children's literature, and art of the translation in children's literature.

Presented was the "Summer reading fun" for 2013, which for the third consecutive year, aims to include a wide range of participants to nurture and encourage reading habits in children.

To participate in the initiative, kids and parents can find information on the project website: www.az-deteto.bg/knigi Sopharma is a sponsor of the initiative of the Bulgarian portal az-deteto.bg, and together with the City Library "Summer reading fun", are planning large annual summer campaigns to promote children's reading.

The initiative is aimed towards all children in Bulgaria aged 6 to 14 years and their parents, and will take place between June 1st and September 15th.