Initiative Gives 1,500 Books To Restore Beirut's Libraries
Gulf Today|October 15, 2020
Initiative Gives 1,500 Books To Restore Beirut's Libraries
The directive by Sheikha Bodour targeted the Monnot, Al Bachoura, and Al Geitawi libraries, and is being implemented by the Sharjah World Book Capital Office (SWBCO)

SHARJAH

UAE Board on Books for Young People initiative leads the project in response to Sheikha Bodour’s directive to revive libraries hit by Beirut explosion

In response to a call made by Sheikha Bodour bint Sultan Al Qasimi, Vice President of the International Publishers Association (IPA) and Head of the Advisory Committee of Sharjah World Book Capital (SWBC) 2019, to restore and develop three libraries damaged by the devastating explosions in Beirut, the UAE Board on Books for Young People (UAEBBY) has provided 1,500 children’s books to the libraries in the expression of its solidarity with the Lebanese community.

UAEBBY’s contribution of 1,500 books was made under its ‘Kan Yama Kan’ initiative which aims to bring children and books together, as well as provide support for underprivileged children around the world.

The directive by Sheikha Bodour targeted the Monnot, Al Bachoura, and Al Geitawi libraries, and is being implemented by the Sharjah World Book Capital Office (SWBCO) in collaboration with Assabil, a non-governmental organisation founded in 1997 to promote public libraries in Lebanon that are free and open to all.

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October 15, 2020