At the moment that we persuade a child, any child, to cross that threshold, that magic threshold into a library, we change their lives forever, for the better.
Barack Obama

Vom Vorlesen zum selbständigen Lesen: Leseförderung der GGG Stadtbibliothek

Library Fund
GGG public library
Gerbergasse 24
4001 Basel

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The public library of Basel is an institution of the GGG - Gesellschaft für das Gute und Gemeinnützige Basel (association for a good and charitable Basel)

GGG - Gesellschaft für das Gute und Gemeinnützige Basel.

Tell me a story

Tell me a story
"Tell me a story" is integration and reading promotion rolled into one. Please support this project.

The desire to articulate, regular examination and explaining of picture books at home, being read to and early playful experience with words, make the learning process in school much easier.

This is also true for children with a migration background.

Trained reading animators tell stories in the children’s individual mother tongues and explain to the parents the best way to help their children succeed in school. They visit parents that they would not normally reach, by contacting them personally about participating in the reading animation program. This is an important basis to gain reading ability also in the German language.

The reading promotional project "Tell me a story – Family literacy“ of the Schweizerischen Instituts für Kinder- und Jugendmedien (SIKJM) (Swiss Institute for children and youth media) and the GGG public library of Basel set themselves up to help obtain better integration through verbal education.

With your donation, you help the GGG public library to gift stories and therefore, to better the educational chances of children.

Account for Donations: IBAN CH62 0900 0000 4060 9942 4, Postfinance