The Silent Books Exhibition: From the world to Lampedusa and back. Courtesy of iBbY Ireland

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In response to the waves of refugees from Africa and the Middle East arriving in the Italian island of Lampedusa, iBbY(International Board on Booksfor Young People) launched theproject ‘Silent Books, from theworld to Lampedusa and back’in 2012.

The project involved creating the first library on Lampedusa to be used by local and immigrant children. The second part of the project required creating a collection of silent books (wordless picture books) that could be understood and enjoyed by children regardless of language.Over 100 titles from over 20 countries were collected fromiBbY National Sections. One set of books was deposited in Rome, another delivered to the library in Lampedusa and a further set was part of a traveling exhibition which is now coming to dlrLexIcon!

Full details of events to highlight this collection will be availableon a separate flier before the end of April.

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