Khor Fakkan Beach Library in Sharjah

by Carissa Garcia

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Khor Fakkan Beach Library

Bookworms will be delighted to hit the beach with Khor Fakkan Beach’s newest attraction, the Sharjah Beach Library.

In celebration of Sharjah’s UNESCO World Book Capital 2019 title, Sharjah World Book Capital Office (SWBC Office) in cooperation with Knowledge without Borders (KwB), organized a series of cultural and literary events to encourage beachgoers to promote literacy, and rise community awareness while enjoy the pristine waters of Khor Fakkan.

In line with the event, cultural activities and performance were showcased with the help of Sharjah International Marine Sports Club and will be up until April next year.

“The library at Khor Fakkan offers many books covering a variety of topics and caters to different age groups and interests. We want this project to be remembered by Sharjah’s residents and visitors as one that not only gives them an insight into the cultural vision of the emirate but also broadens their horizons and expands knowledge through reading,” Director of KwB Mariam Al Hammadi said.

Sharjah was named as UNESCO World Book Capital 2019 for leading the campaign for book literacy and reading. Last April 23, yearlong celebrations were launched.