Reading Together Romania

Reading Together Romania

A few years back one of my husband’s graduate students shared with me about a friend whom she knew in Romania who started a weekly library day in her home and is now spearheading a group called Reading Together Romania (Citim Impreuna Romania – CIR).

Kids Books Without Borders has been able to contribute books to Brandi, to help her grow her home library, both for homeschooling and for her Reading Together Romania. Brandi and I have gotten to know each other via email. We love to share new books we’ve discovered. She is as crazy as I am (maybe more) about children’s books and it’s been great to get to know her. She has also been a constant source of encouragement to me. I can’t wait to someday meet her in person !

I have had several families living overseas who have shared that they would love to start a weekly library day in their home. A few weeks back, I asked Brandi if she would share some tips for starting a weekly reading group. She was recently asked to do an interview for a Romanian website (focused on activities for children). I would like to share that interview with you. I hope this interview will inspire you to do something similar wherever you are. It all started with one box of books and a small group of moms and children coming together to read.

If you are interested in asking Brandi any questions about Reading Together Romania you can contact her at or like and leave comments on her FB page Citim Impreuna Romania.

Reading Together Romania


2 thoughts on “Reading Together Romania

  1. Great! I love this idea. And, I love it when we adults can share our love for reading, books, and all things that promote imagination and storytelling.

    Me? A mom of four (now adult) children, youngest is 19. Was a chaplain for nine years, now a small church pastor in the Chicago suburbs. There is a secular preschool that shares space at my church. I read to the 4- and 5-year-old children each Tuesday. I love finding books to read to them! The local libraries are wonderful. (Gail’s reading suggestions are also great.) I encourage everyone to keep reading, and keep sharing the love of books. @chaplaineliza


  2. That’s awesome that you are take the time to read to the preschoolers! Thank you for your words of encouragement. Brandi is doing an amazing job promoting reading in Romania. I’m thankful that she has been able to share her story with others.

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