ALMA participates in reading promotion conference in Vilnius October 8-9

ALMA Director Helen Sigeland. Photo: Stefan Tell

ALMA Director Helen Sigeland. Photo: Stefan Tell

This week we´ll participate in the Conference Children’s and Young Adults’ Reading as Challenge in the 21st Century: Libraries Empower Social Changes 2015. The conference is arranged by the National Library of Lithuania, the Swedish Institute and the Embassy of Sweden and will be held at the Lithuanian Parliament. Among the speakers are Helen Sigeland, ALMA Director, Jonas Andersson, PhD in Comparative Literature, reading and reading promotion researcher at the Swedish Arts Council, Katti Hoflin, City Librarian, Stockholm Public Library and Erik Titusson, publisher at Lilla Piratförlaget and board member of IBBY Sweden.

Two exhibitions will be presented in connection with the conference: The Most Popular Swedish Authors’ Books for Children (produced by the National Library of Lithuania) and Where Children Grow (produced by the Swedish Institute).

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