As part of kits for migrants rescued at sea The Ibby library on the island of Lampedusa has donated picture books to the NGO migrant rescue ships run by Sea Watch, Mediterranea and Open Arms.
The books will be part of the welcome given to migrants saved at sea and taken onboard the ship as part of the Books On Board project by the library and the Palaexpo di Roma company.
On the evening of October 1, suitcases were given in Palermo at Moltivolti to the NGOs to form part of a welcome kit.
The Ibby Lampedusa library, under Paola La Rosa and with its seven years of experience on the island to draw from, has offered to hold courses for the crew for how to use the books.
The pilot project aims to become regular procedure for such kits to be available at every hospital, ship and shelter that receives and protects those arriving on Italian shores.