Jom Kita Bincang!

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Welcome to Jom Kita Bincang! (Let’s talk about it!) – please join us to explore children’s literature and how to use it to create a better tomorrow. Through workshops, two exhibitions, and at our Swedish little library you can learn about how sustainability, health, and social issues can be furthered through children’s literature.

27 February – 10 April 2024 – a collaboration between the Embassy of Sweden in Malaysia, the Raja Tun Uda Library and the Malaysia Board On Books For Young People.

Workshops for children and parents

Swedish pedagogue, and librarian Ingrid Källström will host eight workshops, where reading and exercises in arts-and-crafts aim to spur creativity and interest in literature. Bring your children along for a fun and educational session and learn the latest pedagogical practises from Sweden

27 February to 1 March – Workshops for children 5-8 years old, conducted in English. Maximum 15 children per workshop, please sign up at the library at least one 30 minutes in advance.

Swedish little library and exhibitions from Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award

Visitors to the Raja Tun Uda Library can enjoy our Swedish Little Library. Surround yourself with Scandinavian design and read our Swedish children’s books, newly translated into Malaysian. Here you will also find exhibitions on Astrid Lindgrens’ philosophy of ‘Never Violence’ and the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award, the world’s largest award for children’s and young adult literature. The award is given to those who work in Astrid’s spirit: with imagination, bravery, respect, and empathy, and maintaining the highest level of artistic excellence.

From 2 March to 10 April, you can visit the Little Library and exhibitions, located the left of the lobby at the ground floor.

Jom Kita Bincang! (Let’s talk about it!) is a project by the Embassy of Sweden, the Raja Tun Uda Library and the Malaysia Board On Books For Young People (MBBY). The project was inaugurated with an academic conference on 26 February, attended by patron HRH Tengku Amir Shah, Crown Prince of Selangor. See pictures from the event here.