IN PICTURES: Abu Dhabi to open new children’s library in 2019

The library will be decked out with cozy nooks which will serve as a reading spot for children and low open stacks will facilitate the process of the kids choosing their own books. (Supplied)

Abu Dhabi's Department of Culture and Tourism (DCT) have announced that they will be building a children’s library in the oldest stone building in Abu Dhabi, the Qasr al Hosn, which will also be accompanied by a museum.

According to The National, the library will be decked out with cozy areas which will serve as a reading spot for children and low open stacks will facilitate the process of the kids choosing their own books.

Genres will range from fiction, graphic novels, and autobiographies to audio books. There will also be various programs installed to help the children explore arts, music and film.

(Photo Courtesy: The National 1)

(Photo Courtesy: The National 1)

“We are extremely excited to be creating a new and vibrant space in Abu Dhabi that will impact the lives of children and their families,” said the Chairman of DCT, Mohammed Khalifa Al Mubarak.

"Great thought and planning has gone into the development of the library, and in March 2019 a vibrant and creative space dedicated to dynamic and interactive education for children of all ages will open its doors," a statement by the UAE news agency said.

(Photo Courtesy: The National 2)

(Photo Courtesy: The National 2)

Spread over three floors, the 5,250 square meter facility has been divided into several age-appropriate, immersive social spaces. Drawing inspiration from pop-up books, the library will boast three-dimensional learn/play spaces in which children can physically immerse themselves, becoming part of a story.

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An open, friendly and inviting space, featuring whimsical, colorful designs inspired by the nature of Abu Dhabi, including a ‘Book Mountain’ at its center, the library is sure to delight and inspire children from across the region.

“The Abu Dhabi Children’s Library will provide creative opportunities for digital engagement and emphasise the importance of the library as a rich and welcoming space for children within the local community. We hope to inspire a new generation of readers, starting them on a life-long journey of discovery.” Mubarak said.

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