Now, kids can borrow books again at Abu Dhabi Library

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Abu Dhabi - Abu Dhabi Children's Library resumes book lending services and introduces live online classes.

By Staff Report

Published: Sat 25 Jul 2020, 1:49 PM

Last updated: Sun 26 Jul 2020, 7:34 PM

 Book lending services have resumed at the Abu Dhabi Children's Library, the Department of Culture and Tourism - Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) has said.
No children are allowed in the library, but parents can use their child's library card to borrow and return books, explained the authority.
The library at the Cultural Foundation will otherwise remain closed to the public.

"We are so pleased to be able to resume book lending services and offer online classes so the younger generation may continue to expand their horizons. The adaptation of our regular arts and educational programming into the virtual realm will ensure that children may express themselves and take comfort in a creative outlet," said Reem Fadda, director of the Cultural Foundation.
"In this time of uncertainty and social distancing, more than ever children need the opportunity to learn, create and exercise their imagination," she added.
The Abu Dhabi Children's Library also provides an online library where patrons can explore a world of e-books and multimedia, in addition to a video library of bite-sized sessions of the Library's popular programmes and workshops.
Meanwhile, books loans made before the temporary closure of the library have automatically been extended, but now must be returned by August 30.
Live online classes
The Abu Dhabi Children's Library is also bringing its offerings online with live virtual classes of its popular workshops and programmes such as Storytelling, Tinker Tots and Maker Mums, Creature Space and assorted art sessions. The interactive classes, which normally take place at the library, will be held on Zoom and will be offered free of charge on a first-come, first-serve basis from today. The monthly programme will be made available to the public on our website and social media.
Classes will be offered daily and cater for different age groups ranging from two to 14 years old.

When to borrow books:
Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday: 12pm - 5pm
Friday: 2pm - 7pm
(Borrowing books is free of charge, but registering for a library membership is necessary. )

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