In Syria, the number of books being produced for children and their diversity in terms of genre and topics is increasing with time.  However, more care is needed to develop the quality of the books themselves and depart from the didactic and educational character of many of them. 

The main public spaces for children to read are the children libraries that are part of the cultural centres of the Syrian Ministry of Culture and some class or school libraries.  For the most part, these libraries require support, renovation and the training of staff.  In this regard, a major development was the opening of a modern public library for children in Latakia by the Rainbow for a Better childhood NGO.

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