Rotterdam Public Libraries and IFLA New Professionals in accordance with Rotterdam Central Station organise The Librarian Flashmob – Reading Children’s Books Together.

Based on an idea by the Dutch New Library Professionals group and inspired by the many world-famous Dutch children’s books writers, such as Annie M.G. Schmidt or Annet Schaap, this year’s performance/flashmob celebrates the importance of reading to children.


IFLA-WLIC participants, Dutch librarians and all library friends are invited to come to Rotterdam Central Station at 18:15 on Monday, August 21st with a children’s book in their own language.

Everyone will read his/her/their book aloud while walking as of 18:30 and during 5 minutes. During that time, we will take pictures and videos. After that, people can leave the station and resume their normal activities.

More info: WLIC programme