Spain

Spanish Section of IBBY

Organización Española para el Libro

Infantil y Juvenil (OEPLI)

Santiago Rusiñol 8

ES–28040 Madrid

Tel / Fax [int. +34] 915 53 08 21

E-mail: oeplioepli.LÖSCHEN.org

www.oepli.org

 

Co-Presidents

Ms Reina Duarte

Mr Iñaki Markotegi

Ms Sara Moreno

Mr Xosé A. Perozo

(address of the section in Madrid)

 

Secretary

Ms Ana Cendán Doce

(address of the Secretariat in Madrid)

Basque Branch of Spanish IBBY

Galtzagorri Elkartea

c/Zemoriya, 25 bajo

ES-20013 Donostia (San Sebastián)

Tel [int. +34] 943 47 14 87

Fax [int. +34] 943 27 72 88

E-mail: galtzagorrigaltzagorri.LÖSCHEN.eus

www.galtzagorri.eus

 

President

Mr Iñaki Markotegi

Castilian Branch of Spanish IBBY

Consejo General del Libro Infantil y Juvenil

Santiago Rusiñol, 8

Es-28040 Madrid

Tel [int. +34] 915 53 08 21

E-mail: secretariaconsejodellibro.LÖSCHEN.org

 

President

Ms Sara Moreno

Catalan Branch of Spanish IBBY

Consell Català del Llibre Infantil i Juvenil – ClijCAT

Mallorca 272-274

ES-08037 Barcelona

Tel [int. +34] 934 87 45 25

E-mail: clijcatclijcat.LÖSCHEN.cat

www.clijcat.cat

 

President

Ms Reina Duarte

Galician Branch of Spanish IBBY

Asociación Galega do Libro Infantil e Xuvenil-GÁLIX

Centro de Emprendemento Creativo de Galicia

Cidade da Cultura de Galicia

Monte Gaiàs, sn

ES-15707 Santiago de Compostela

(A Coruña)

Tel/Fax [int. +34] 698 169 548

E-mail: galixgalix.LÖSCHEN.org

www.galix.org

 

President

Mr Xosé A. Perozo

The Spanish Section of IBBY is known as OEPLI (Spanish Organization for Children and Young People’s Literature). OEPLI was founded in 1982 as a non-profit organisation to promote books for children and young people as well promote reading activities.

OEPLI is organized in four regional branches along the four Spanish cultural and linguistic lines: CLIJCAT, for the Catalonian branch; GALIX, for the Galician branch; GALTZAGORRI, for the Euskal Herria branch; and the CSL, for the Castilian branch. 

As a member of IBBY, OEPLI also participates on an international basis, as much in fairs (as the Children’s Book Fair in Bologna), Congresses (such as the World Congresses organized by IBBY). In this respect, OEPLI maintains and promotes relations with the countries of Latin America, by means of contributions, donation of books, and other activities.

The main objectives of OEPLI are:

  • The promotion and coordination of the professional interests of its members.
  • To collect, promote, plan and execute projects, initiatives and actions for the promotion and diffusion of children and young people’s books as well as reading among children and young people all over Spain.
  • To give advice and cooperation to organisations or persons, central or local governments and professional sectors interested in children's books and reading, inside Spain and abroad.
  • To assume the Spanish representation in IBBY.

OEPLI performs many activities, the main ones are: 

  • Exhibitions of children’s books organized by each regional branch.
  • Travelling exhibitions of children’s books throughout the whole country in order to diffuse the books exhibited previously by each regional branch.
  • The International Children’s Book Fair.
  • Exhibitions.
  • National Congresses on books for children and young people.
  • Organization of the Prize Lazarillo to the best unpublished literary or illustrated works for children and young people.
  • Celebration of the International Children's Book Day.
  • Compile of register of authors and illustrators of children’s books. 

IBBY Spain was the sponsor of International Children's Book Day in 2010.

IBBY Spain was host to the 32nd IBBY Congress in Santiago de Compostela in 2010.