A general view of a library in Sharjah.
The activities, which saw the participation of children and youth, employees of a number of government institutions, parents and the public, aimed at providing participants with new professional and technical expertise and skills.
Iman Bushalibi, Director of Sharjah Public Libraries, said the Sharjah public libraries adopt a programme of intensive activities and events to enhance the role of libraries during the summer vacation with the aim of contributing to providing learning opportunities that enable children, youth and employees, to benefit from their leisure time and to gain new knowledge. "To achieve this goal, Sharjah Public Libraries was keen to host trainers, experts and specialised writers who shared their experiences and expertise, and addressed various topics that attracted different segments and group ages, and this is what we sought when developing a programme of activities during this summer."
The Smart Locker service uses radio-frequency identification (RFID) technology that allows members to use their Emirates ID or SPL’s membership cards to collect and return books.
While over two million visitors graced the fair, the last eleven days saw the power of the written word rise to glorious heights. Specifically, in the very year that Sharjah is the Book Capital of the World.
The two initiatives - ‘Everyone’s Library’ and ‘Reader to Reader’, align with the Reading Month’s 2021 theme ‘My Family Reads’, and aim to instil and support positive reading habits among children.
On her first official visit, Sheikha Bodour met with the Chancellor, Chief Operating Officer, Provost, Deans, University Librarian, and Chief of Protocol to learn about the various portfolios and departments of the university.
The latest emergency order covers the southern region of La Araucania, next to the previously declared Biobio and Nuble regions, located near the middle of the South American country's long Pacific coastline.
The meeting also reviewed the Dubai Waste Management Centre in Al Warsan, the largest of its kind to turn waste into energy. Dubai Municipality launched this in partnership with Dubai Holding and Dubai Holding.