Sharjah Public Library allocated AED 2.5 million for new books

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The Sharjah Public Library has been allocated AED 2.5 million to buy new children's titles from publishers at the 15th annual Sharjah Children’s Reading Festival (SCRF 2024).

The annual grant is awarded to the Sharjah Book Authority (SBA) event to support the regional and global book industries and to continually improve Sharjah’s offerings to readers, students, researchers and academics.

Sheikha Bodour bint Sultan Al Qasimi, Chairperson of SBA, said, “The...grant not only supports publishers commercially and knowledge seekers in the UAE and Sharjah, educationally, but embodies a profound message.

"The initiative underlines Sharjah’s belief that the realisation of both our present and future goals are dependent on how successfully we are able to foster an appreciation of books, knowledge and learning in our younger generations.” 

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