To celebrate National Library Week (April 10 – 16, 2016), we rounded up organizations who are using libraries in innovative ways to Encourage READing. Today, we are presenting the work done by Karadi Tales, a children’s publishing house which takes children through an exciting and magical journey with audiobooks, picture books, iPad apps, videobooks and more.
“Libraries are a great place to launch new titles; the ambience is perfect and naturally piques the interest levels of children. The events that Karadi Tales organises at libraries and activity centers are never just reading out from a book.
- They plan interactive sessions which includes an array of activities like craft, sing-a-long, theatre, movement etc.
- They also invite seasoned storytellers and the authors and illustrators from their titles for these events.
- The focus of these events is to encourage children to think, ideate and engage in conversation. When children enjoy the session, they look forward to more stories. These children will in turn want to revisit the libraries often, read and listen to more stories. They become readers – eventually that’s what we want, a nation of readers, Shobha Viswanath, Publishing Director, Karadi Tales.
How are you making libraries more fun, exciting and meaningful for children in your communities? Share your thoughts and ideas with us at firstname.lastname@example.org.