In the run-up to the launch of the ‘Let’s Read Children’s Library’, Oman Avenues Mall, the biggest mall in the sultanate, and Dar al Atta’a, Oman’s inclusive charity organisation, have launched literary activities in the mall premises aimed at advertising early reading amongst youngsters which would nurture a understanding primarily based society.
With the launch of the ‘Let’s Read Library’ now imminent, activities such as storytelling sessions, book donation drive and Maktabati mobile library visits are becoming organised by the mall. Earlier this year, Oman Avenues Mall had partnered with Dar al Atta’a, for hosting a permanent venue for ‘Let’s Read Library’ at Oman’s premier life-style location. The distinguished Dar al Atta’a Let’s Read Programme has been advertising reading given that 2007 and has been reaching its objectives by promoting subsidised books, opening libraries, holding book drives, readathons and writing competitions across the nation.
Among the educational activities becoming held at the mall, the storytelling sessions encompass narrating standard stories from across Oman governorates to youngsters. While the storytelling sessions are now becoming organised on the ground floor of the mall, in the future, the sessions will be organised at the quickly-to-be opened ‘Let’s Read Library’ on the third floor of Oman Avenues Mall which shall be the permanent house to the Let’s Read initiative. The library premise would be a vast and expansive themed setting exactly where youngsters and alike can share the joy of reading their favourite books.
As component of the book donation drive, creatively created book deposit kiosk has been installed across crucial strategic places in Oman Avenues Mall to gather new and employed books. The objective of collecting books is to produce ample selection of reading material for youngsters to be employed at the library.
As component of the ongoing activities, Oman’s very first mobile bus library named as ‘Maktabati’ equipped with a complete-fledged book reading facility will be parked at Oman Avenues Mall. Maktabati, which typically tours about Oman going to schools, fairs and festivals, offers youngsters access to excellent high quality books in Arabic and English, providing them the chance to create a adore of reading.
Gogi George, common manager, Development and Leasing, Lulu Group International mentioned, “The objective is to create awareness for the wonderful concept of reading which Oman Avenues Mall will soon house. The storytelling sessions, book donation drive and Maktabati mobile library visits have created a lot of interest among visitors.”
Information Source: Muscat Daily