About the Library
The Child Centre - Gaza library is the first one in Palestine to cater specifically to children up to 15 years of age, including children with special needs, as well as parents, childcare professionals, and members of other children’s institutions.
The library contains over 111,500 resources, including a variety of books, periodicals, and children’s books in Arabic, English and French. There is also a range of multimedia resources such as maps and games, and resources for those with special needs including books in Braille and magnifiers for visually-impaired persons. The library also holds a special collection of Palestinian literature.
There are areas dedicated to children of different ages, and to a variety of activities. These include: the Early Childhood and Parents Corner, the Lion Cubs Corner (6-11 years of age), the Youngsters Corner (12-15 years of age), the Storytelling Corner, the Handicraft Workshop, the Library Activities and Science Hall, and the Courtyard Halls.
The Library opens its doors, Sunday through Thursday from 8 A.M. until 4 P.M. and extends during the summer break until 5 P.M.
Exceptionally, during the month of Ramadan, working hours are until 3 P.M.