Category Archives: libraries

Help Support the Dahab Community Library

Inspired by a love of books and the new era in Egypt, the “Women 4 Dahab” group has started up a new project: the Dahab Community Library. Continue reading

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Inside Beirut’s Kotobuses

Today’s Daily Star has a short piece about Beirut’s two Kotobuses (I like the name!), or mobile libraries. Continue reading

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Dear Amman Library: Why Not Start with Youngest Readers?

A piece in today’s Jordan Times complains about how libraries have grown irrelevant to Jordanians—particularly “young people”—and discusses ways of making the venue more attractive. Continue reading

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Arabic Children’s Literature in the London Public Libraries

If you live in London, they have a smattering of Arabic children’s literature in the public-library system, although it hardly seems like the best of the best, and most (all?) is bilingual or from a translation. Continue reading

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Group’s Mission: ‘Establish a Library in Every Neighborhood in the Arab World’

The world of Arabic children’s literature has taken enormous leaps forward in the last decade: new publishing initiatives, new literary prizes, new literary stars.

One of the big leaps that has been missing: lending libraries. Continue reading

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A Cry for Better Libraries from Bahrain

A letter in the Gulf Daily News from an A. Barr talks about how pleased he or she was by the high quality of English and Arabic books at the Children’s Library in the Isa Cultural Centre, and how displeased … Continue reading

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Test-drive 28 Arabic Books: Free

If you haven’t yet stopped by the International Children’s Digital Library, well, you must! Hundreds of books have been posted (free) to this online library. Some are award-winning. Many are fun. Twenty-eight are in Arabic. Among the twenty-eight, my sons’ … Continue reading

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