Dubai Public Library rolls out children’s development programme for summer
The Dubai Public Library, owned and managed by the Dubai Culture & Arts Authority (Dubai Culture), the Emirate’s dedicated Authority for culture, arts, and heritage, is rolling out a summer programme that contributes to the all-round development of children between the ages of 6 to 12 years.
Held under the theme ‘Our Summer is Arts & Culture,’ the annual Dubai Public Library summer programme for children’s development, to be held from 3 to 28 August, 2014, will provide an opportunity for children to nurture their skills.
The participating children can strengthen their social skills and develop their personalities through an array of workshops and sessions, while enabling them to use their summer productively.
The ‘Our Summer is Arts & Culture’ programme will be held in Al Twar Public Library, Al Mankhool Public Library, Hatta Public Library, Al Rashidya Public Library, and Al Safa Public Library. This year, the programme focuses on communication skills; managing finances; robotic technology; and arts and craft. Details on the weekly schedules will be announced in due course.
Abdulrahman Ibrahim, Head of Dubai Public Library, Dubai Culture & Arts Authority, said: “Social skills are imperative for young children to grow into well-rounded adults. Through the ‘Our Summer is Arts & Culture’ programme, we will highlight the importance of theoretical and practical training that will equip children with the skills they will need in the future.”
The programme is open to members for AED 400 and AED 600 for non-members. Interested participants can register from July 17, 2014 by visiting the Dubai Public Library participating branches. For more information please contact: [email protected] or call 04 5155202 or 04 5155282.
The Dubai Public Library is a cornerstone of the city’s cultural fabric. It has facilitated the collection of and public access to Dubai’s literary heritage and collections, developing audiences by fostering an understanding and appreciation of literary culture, and encouraging access to these resources through efficient services and state-of-the-art technology.
Fifty years after their inception, they continue to remain the definitive meeting ground for members of the community and an incubator for information and knowledge.