World of Books

Enjoy stories in languages from all over the world

Attention to all internationals!

Do you know the World of Books? It's a bookcase in the Library of Amstelveen with childrens books from all over the world. Written in Turkish, Portuguese, Japanese, Armenian and many more! Powered by our beloved visitors and free to use.

And there's more. Get acquainted with the reading groups and enjoy storytelling in different languages! We hope to see you soon.

Hiske Deinema
Project Manager World of Books

Spanish: Minilectores

Practise Spanish in a fun way!

Age: 3 to 7 and 8 to 12
When: every month
Location: Library of Amstelveen Stadsplein

Turkish storytelling

Weekly stories in Turkish by Nurgul KoƧ!

Age: 3 to 6 years
When: every week
Location: Library of Amstelveen Stadsplein

Arabic storytelling

Funny & beautiful stories by Abla Hamide!

Age: 4 to 8 years
When: every week
Location: Library of Amstelveen Stadsplein

Japanese, Indian & English

Storytelling and singing with Tiny Tots & Little Dots.

When: every week
Age: no limitations
Location: Online

Portuguese storytelling

Join us for a reading session in Portuguese!

When: every month
Age: 2 to 6 years
Location: Library of Amstelveen Stadsplein

Swap Polish children's books

Our visitors brought us beautiful Polish children's books in the library of Aalsmeer. Thank you!

Feel free to use them or contribute yourself.

Interested in Dutch storytelling events?

Check out the 'Voorlezen'-page!

If your child knows your mothertongue well, it is easier for them to learn a new language!

— Hiske