The idea of ​​creating a library for children and teenagers to spend their free time, by Mrs. Lili Amirarjamand, who had completed her studies in the field of librarianship and children’s literature in America, received the attention and approval of Her Majesty Queen Farah Pahlavi, and in 1965, Institute for Intellectual Development of Children and Young Adults with the aim of spreading progressive ideas among the youth of the country, in the way of establishing urban and rural libraries, publishing books for different age groups and establishing music, theater, film making, and visual arts training centers, under the management Mrs. Lili Amirarjamand was founded.
In order to encourage authors to turn to children’s literature and story writing for children and teenagers, Her Majesty Queen Farah Pahlavi translated and painted the book “The Sea Girl” written by the famous Danish author Hans Christian Andersen and gave it to Institute for Intellectual Development of Children and Young Adults for publication.
From the sale of this book, the Kanoon publishing center was established, and urban and rural libraries increased.
In 1971, under the initiative and management of Ahmadreza Ahmadi, a contemporary poet, and writer, a number of children’s stories, the lives and works of some musicians, the voices of poets, and folk songs of Iran were prepared and produced in the center of “tape and screen production” center.

The center was the most prominent and effective cultural institution that spread a flourishing culture in the youth generation of the country. The choice of the name “Institute for Intellectual Development of Children and Young Adults” is due to the memory of Ehsan Yar Shater and the design of the logo of the center is also by Mohammad Poladi.

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