I just saw a note from Fatima Sharafeddine — author and translator of dozens of Arabic children’s books as well as a beautiful YA novel, Faten — about establishing a children’s library:
I am launching a campaign to establish a children’s library in Jaafarieh School in Tyre (Sour). The goal is to collect donations of used or new books and/or money so that by September the children Will have a rich library with well chosen books, decent furniture, and a welcoming environment.
Please spread the word and contact me if you would like to contribute.
If you would like to help in some way, please email me at mlynxqualey [at] gmail [dot] com, and I’ll pass along your information. Thanks so much and do spread the word.