Be inspired by innovative approaches to making space and programming for children and young people’s engagement with literature and the arts.
Seven Stories is one of just a few places in the world dedicated to the art of children’s books. They attract some of the biggest names in children’s literature to reveal the creative imagination behind the book. Their unique archives are used to curate playful exhibitions, to inspire lively events, and offer a unique resource for researchers.
Rum för Barn is a library intended for all senses. It has been created and built from a child’s perspective and to suit a child’s scale. Its programme includes music, art, science, drama and lm activities. A visit to Tio Tretton could involve making ravioli in the library kitchen and browsing through the cookbooks, putting together a costume with one of the sewing machines and lea ng through books about textiles, or sharing a broadcast or lm made on one of the library’s iPads.
Featuring Kate Edmonds, Director of Seven Stories (National Centre for Children’s Books - UK); Eina McHugh, Director of The Ark; and Helena Gomér, Chief Children’s Librarian at Rum för Barn and Tio Tretton, part of Stockholm’s stunning Culture House, Kulterhuset Stadsteatern (Sweden). Chaired by Elaina Ryan (Director of CBI) and presented in association with Children’s Books Ireland.