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.
The tour offered a comprehensive overview of HoW’s key features – an impressive collection of physical and digital resources including rare books, its multipurpose halls, spaces dedicated for reading, working, hosting events and exhibitions, fabrication laboratories, and an advanced printing facility.
Speaking of stealing books, the novel that comes to mind is ‘The Book Thief’. This is a book about a small girl taking a book that doesn’t belong to her. The book is the undertaker’s book (“Stealing books – the clever and the stupid way,” Sept 25, Gulf Today).
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.
The Kalba Public Library, a subsidiary of Sharjah Book Authority (SBA), has announced its plans to reopen and operate at full capacity beginning on Monday, August 3.
The idea for the "Yemen Reads" campaign is simple — to establish mini-libraries across the city where people can borrow books for free.
Valid from April to June 2020, the free access will offer global readers more than six million eBooks and electronic resources in more than 10 languages.
Library launches the ProQuest One Academic Package to enable users access to the world’s largest academic collection of journals, eBooks, dissertations, news, video and primary sources.
Children and adults alike can now explore a world of knowledge on the sands of reading — in Khor Fakkan, thanks to the Sharjah Beach Library initiative. Beachgoers can get a load of boat displays loaded with books and decorated with the UAE flag and Sharjah World Book Capital 2019 logo.