The Dubai Public Library (DPL), owned and managed by the Dubai Culture & Arts Authority (Dubai Culture), the Emirate's dedicated entity for heritage, arts and culture, will participate in the 34th edition of the Sharjah International Book Fair (SIBF) to be held at Sharjah Expo Centre Sharjah from 4–14 November 2015.
DPL will highlight a wide range of books and publications covering literary, scientific and cultural topics. The Library will also showcase a special collection of books in the language of Braille reflecting Dubai Culture's unwavering commitment to help differently abled people lead a normal life and strengthen their knowledge.
DPL will provide visitors with the opportunity to gain insights into the rich history of the Emirate with a special presentation consisting of inspirational presidential messages between the UAE and other Arab countries during the era of Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum, along with Dubai Akhbar (Dubai News), Dubai's first magazine issued in 1972.
Visitors will also have the chance to take part in daily raffle draws at its stand No. N26 hall (5), register for membership in Dubai Culture public libraries located all over Dubai and try the library's interactive smart app to raise awareness on its usefulness.
"DPL is delighted to participate in this year's Sharjah International Book Fair in line with our vision to play a constructive role in enriching Dubai's artistic and cultural scene and to strengthen people's interest in reading, especially the new generation. Our participation also aims to highlight our collection of books in Braille to fulfill our goal of enabling all sections of the society to have access to knowledge resources," said Fahad Al Mamari, Director of The Dubai Library.
"The Sharjah International Book Fair is a renowned destination for culture, art and literature lovers and has always held special importance for Dubai Culture. Through our participation, we are underlining the library's important role in developing and enriching the community with a variety of literary and scientific resources," added Al Mamari.
Dubai Culture committed to cultivating the cultural landscape of Dubai by building on its rich Arabian heritage, nurturing and promoting talent, and encouraging intercultural dialogue between the city's communities' as well as, contributing to the social initiatives that benefit UAE nationals and residents alike.