Visiting the world of fairy tales...

 “Visiting the world of fairy tales”Once upon a time there lived…

These words are known to everyone.  Children all over the world like fairy tales; they laugh and cry with the fairy tales and try to be like their favorite characters. We gain the first valuable lessons of kindness and justice from the fairy tales, they help us shape our views and give us wonderful opportunities for upbringing and education.

A new project of the National Children’s Library after Khnko Aper is called

 “Visiting the world of fairy tales”It is carried out in cooperation with the embassies of different countries in the Republic of Armenia.

The project implies presentation of new publications, reading books for preschoolers and elementary school children.  Presentation of the book "Clara Barton - and our angel" has recently been organized in the framework of the above-mentioned project. During this event the ambassador of the USA to Armenia John A. Heffern and the People’s artist of Armenia Varduhi Varderesyan read a book about Clara Barton, a beautiful and wise woman who was the founder of the American Red Cross, to 40 Armenian schoolchildren.

At present the National Children’s Library after Khnko Aper is one of the leading centers in the country that serves children, teenagers, their parents and fans of literature for children and youth. The library was founded in 1933 and today it has more than half million items: books periodicals, audiovisual materials, modern means of electronic information in Armenian, Russian and 48 other foreign languages. The library carries out extensive informational, cultural and educational activities; it also cooperates actively with many local and international youth organizations and libraries.

 The library traditionally celebrates Week of Children's Book and Music, the National Library Week, Days of librarians, books, child protection, knowledge, etc. The library also organizes various public events: meetings, book presentations, discussions, hours of poetry, contests, quizzes, as well as book festivals of art called "Back to the book."

The National Children’s Library after Khnko Aper is a member of a number of international organizations, such as International Board on Books for Youth (IBBY), International Association of Music Libraries (IAML), and International Federation of Library Associations (IFLA).

Fruitful and active operation of the National Children's Library after Khnko Aper in the sphere of advocacy and dissemination of book literature among children was repeatedly awarded with medals and diplomas of various organizations and government agencies.