New trends in European Children’s Libraries: telling the tale – Seminar in London

21 November 2011

At a time when libraries’ educative mission is endangered and children’s literacy is declining, European experts present ideas and innovations for children’s libraries.

 This one day seminar is organised by Eurolis (, the consortium of librarians of European Cultural Institutes in London and CILIP. The speakers will come from library services in the following European countries – UK, Germany, France, Portugal and Spain.


Find out

  • How to innovate in your children’s library on a low budget
  • Which partners you can work with
  • About the crucial trends regarding children’s literature, reading and literacy in the UK and Europe
  • Best practice of what works and what doesn’t.

Programme: Download the full programme + Speakers’ CVs and abstracts

Papers: Download speakers’ Powerpoint presentations:

Children’s Libraries – Inspiring Readers, Connecting Communities, Annie Everall, Consultant and Trainer, United Kingdom

Story-telling Multimedia- Multimedia in the International Youth Library, Munich, Jutta Reusch, Head of the Department of “Library services”, International Youth Library, Munich, Germany.

La Petite Bibliotheque Ronde, Caroline Simon, La Petite Bibliothèque Ronde, France

Eurotoolbox, John Lake, Eurolis

Learning to read before you walk: Portuguese libraries for babies and toddlers, Ana Margarida Ramos, University of Aveiro, Portugal.

New roles in new reading contexts, Elisa Yuste Turero, Fundacion German Sanchez Ruiperez, Salamanca, Spain.

Venue: Institut Français du Royaume-Uni, 17 Queensberry Place – London SW7 2DT

Date: Monday, November 21st, 9.15 am – 4.30 pm

Fee: £60 (concessions* £40) including lunch and drinks


Further Tel.: +44 (0)20 7073 1374.

* Concessions for students, unemployed, retired and groups comprising more than five people.

Download the Minutes of the Seminar


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