• Sharing books with the children of Istanbul.

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The Little Library That Could is a private library in Istanbul, specializing in children's literature for children of all ages.  There is no fee to become a member of our club, and membership is open to residents of Istanbul under the age of 18.  The bulk of our collection is in English.  We also have books in Turkish, German (deutsch), French (français), Farsi (فارسی), Italian (italiano), Spanish (español) and Russian (русский)
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"It is not enough to simply teach children to read; we have to give them something worth reading.   Something that will stretch their imagination—something that will help them make sense of their own lives and encourage them to reach out toward people whose lives are quite different from their own."
-Katherine Paterson, Newberry Award-Winning Author of Bridge to Terabithia
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A few words about us.

We want to broaden the world for our members.  We believe that free and easy access to a wide range of books is the best way to start... and our special events are the next step.

In order to respect COVID-19 social distancing protocols, our in-person events ware currently limited in size.  We also have certain events held online.

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