In Collaboration with the Ministry of Education and Dubai Courts

Dubai Culture Hosts a Used Books Exhibition in line with the Year of Giving 2017Initiative

Proceeds from the sale of over 10 thousand used books will be donated to Beit Al Khair Society

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 13 April 2017: Dubai Culture & Arts Authority (Dubai Culture), the Emirates dedicated entity for culture, arts and heritage, has announced its collaboration with Beit Al Khair Society, Dubai Courts and Dubai Police through Dubai Public Library, to host a used book exhibition at Al Twar Library from 12 to 22 April 2017.

The exhibition is part of an ongoing calendar of activities and initiatives that have been launched by the Authority in line with the Year of Giving 2017, which was announced by His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the United Arab Emirates. Dubai Culture will sell over 10 thousand used books at the exhibition and donate all proceeds to Beit Al Khair Society. The books were collected from schools following a directive issued by the Ministry of Education in November last year, with the ambitious collection project completed in February of this year.

The exhibition will be open to visitors from 9:00am until 7:00pm, receiving school and university students and government entity representatives in the morning, and the general public in the evening. During the exhibition, the library is also collaborating with a restaurant to sell food and drinks for visitors, and will donate 15 percent of the profits to Beit Al Khair Society.

Fahad Al Mamari, Director of Dubai Public Library at Dubai Culture, commented: "This initiative comes from our commitment to supporting the Year of Giving 2017, our dedication to promoting healthy reading habits in line with National Reading Strategy 2016-2026, and our efforts to fulfil the governments vision of making reading an essential part of life across the whole community. We would like to thank the government and private entities that have supported us in this initiative, including the Ministry of Education, Dubai Courts, Dubai Police and Beit Al Khair Society."

The Dubai Public Library network includes eight libraries for adults and another seven for children. Some branches feature multi-purpose halls, classrooms and exhibition spaces, and all branches of the Dubai Public Library are connected via computer systems. This has established close links with other modern libraries, providing access to vast sources of information on a diversity of topics in both Arabic and English.

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