In Jordan, the main publishers of children’s literature include the Ministry of Culture and a number of commercial publishing houses, a number of them established and headed by writers of children’s literature.  In this sector, an important priority is to develop the capacities of emerging writers and illustrators in order to improve the overall quality and increase the number of children’s literature books. 

In Jordan, there is a strong infrastructure of school and class libraries with 70% of schools having libraries, according to statistics of the Ministry of Education.  Official interest in promoting reading among children takes the form of book-gifting programmes and reading campaigns. There are also children’s libraries or public libraries with special sections for children, for the most part affiliated with governorates or municipal councils.

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By creating successful partnerships with government, civil society, and community, ruwwad has been able to position itself within a unique community empowerment model that is able to respond to Jabal Natheef community’s needs. Since 2006 ruwwad has initiated a dialogue with Jabal Natheef, active NGOs, community members, and schools to identify the urgent needs of youth, children, and families and to help provide essential services in the areas of health, youth education, employment, and child cultural recreation.
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Shams Jabal Library, Al Gabal al Nazeef, P.O. Box 610610 Amman, 11161 Jordan

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