ADLIS intercultural library

The Adlis Library was born in October 1998, in the premises of the primary school "F. Parri " of Pinerolo Ever since  the beginning, the library  has been open to the public for the use loan as well as for group visits, both schools and adults. Adlis is a word in Berber from the Cabilia region (east of Algiers) and means "book". Berber is a language spoken by seven million people, which in Cabilia is written using the Latin alphabet. The library was created to meet the needs of both immigrants in Pinerolo and especially for those born in Pinerolo, who want to know more about the culture and history of new citizens.

Year(s): October 1998

Target group(s): Students migrants operators

Website: http://www.icpinerolo4.gov.it/adlis/

Methodology

The ADLIS Intercultural Library of Pinerolo offers activities for schools, whose aim is to introduce different cultures using various types of material: books in different languages, videos, music, games. In addition, it is possible to take part to “reading paths/activities” according to the programming carried out in the classroom, with high attention to the "others" and with methodologies attentive to listening and cooperation.

An important part of the Intercultural library is the presence of specific material for teaching Italian as a second language, both for children and adults. There are also many books for children in English and French that can be used in teaching in primary schools.

Type of product

? Paper-based material       

? Video clips / Films

? Course / Training

? Other: Events

Brief description of the product / outcome / method

Impact on target groups / Transferability potential

The library was created to meet the needs of both immigrants in Pinerolo and especially for those born in Pinerolo, who want to know more about the culture and history of new citizens.

Promoter of the initiative

Name of organization / individual: Istituto Comprensivo Pinerolo 4

Country: Italy

Website: http://www.icpinerolo4.gov.it

Contacts: Bruna Ricca

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