International Children’s Book Day

International Children’s Book Day

 «Let’s grow with books…”

International Children’s Book Day, established in 1966 by the International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY), is celebrated every year on April 2nd, the anniversary of the birth of Hans Christian Andersen, the Danish storyteller. 

Each year since then, a different member nation of IBBY is given the opportunity to spread a message and create a poster highlighting the value of books and reading and to encourage international cooperation for the development and dissemination of literature for children and adolescents.

In 2017, Russia was handed the task.  The message was written by Sergey Makhotin, the talented poet and author of children’s books. The poster was created by prominent artist Mikhail Fedorov, candidate for the 2016 Hans Christian Anderson International Illustration Award.

Αποτέλεσμα εικόνας για αφισα παγκοσμια ημερα παιδικου βιβλιου 2017


Library Events for Children’s Book Week 2017

April 3–7, 2017


Monday, April 3, 2017

Animator Anna Papafigkou will present Xenia Kalogeropoulou’s book, “Tales with Xenia,” in the Library, to 1st graders in section 1στ.
Time:  11:00-11:40

Author Kostas Stoforos will present his book, “The Leros Code,” in the Library, to 6th grade students in section 6δ.
Time: 12:40-13:20
Subject: Refugees, Solidarity, Friendship

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Author Despoina Mantzari will present her book, “Mia, the Invisible Girl,” in the Library, to 5th grade students in sections 5στ, 5δ, and 5ε.
Time: 14:30-15:15 Section: 5στ
Time: 15:15-15:55 Sections: 5δ,
Subject: Diversity

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Fitness trainer Eleni Petroulaki will present her book, “The Little Tomato that Didn’t Fit in the Crate,in the Library, to 2nd grade students in section 2β.
Time: 13:20-13:55
Subject:  Nutrition

Friday, April 7, 2017

Through storytelling and dramatization, librarian Eleni Petala – Christopoulou will present Christos Mpoulotis’ tale, “The Old Toys’ Revolution” to 2nd grade students in section 2στ.
Time: 11:00-11:40