Something new


We have a big project for next year. It’s something new and very exciting.

It’s been at the planning stage for a while now but,like everything new that we embark on in life there is a lot to do and think about.

Wait for it, are you ready?. …………well, we will be operating a travelling library!

We will be travelling around Algiers visiting hospitals, orphanages, schools and children in the community. We will be giving these kids the opportunity to regularly look at a variety of books that they would otherwise not have access to. We will do fun story telling sessions and a good dose of craft related activities too. We want these children to have lots of fun but to also do a spot of learning at the same time.

Could you help us with this?

Well firstly, what we really need is books:_

They must be in either English or Arabic.

They can be gently used or new.

They must be suitable for ages between 0 -14 years.

They must not be text books.

All titles are of course very welcome but just in case you need some inspiration and ideas I have compiled an Amazon wish list of just a few books that would be suitable. That list can be found here Β 

garrison keller

We also need craft related items- pencils, crayons and children’s scissors that can be used for the activities.

To gather books for our currently empty shelves, we will Β also be organising a number of book drives and other activities, I hope you will join in the fun πŸ™‚

Oh, and if you have any ideas please do share-I would really love to hear them!

As always, thank you all so much for your support!



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8 responses to “Something new

  1. Oh wow! Amazing ma sha Allah!!! Sounds like a lovely idea. I want to get the word out and see if I can get some books in both English and Arabic from here and bring them along with me. If I find some titles that are different from your wishlist do I need to get them approved by you? I’d love to get involved with the craft sessions and I love telling stories too … Lol! My kids (and my students) can tell you that I’m quite animated when I read to them! πŸ˜€

    • Emma

      That would be brilliant if you could do some sort of collection where you are Ishrat!
      I just did an Amazon wish list to give people an idea of the type of books we need, but all titles are very welcome and there is no need for any prior approval.
      It would also be wonderful to have you and your dramatic antics involved with delivering the programme πŸ™‚

  2. ariss

    Salam alaykum, subhan’Llah !! Today I see one boy 12 years old in hospital, going to die(for doctors) el hamduli’Llahh ala kouli hal. More than one month in this hospital and any book anything good for wast his time meskine 😦 tomorow Ill back again with muslim BD insha a Llah. Baraka’Llahu fiki for this intelligent project !! πŸ™‚

    • Emma

      Wa alaikum salaam, Exactly! there is such a real need to get books and activities into the hands of children. May you be rewarded for helping this boy xx

  3. Jana

    Hello and Salaamalaikoum from Slovenia….I am happy to read about your project and I have also a possibiltiy to get some books and other things you would need in future to work with children. The idea is brilliant!!!! Just let me know where to send books ( its not a big number)…..I am also willling to contribute my share by simply buying a few samples and also send them to you…
    Again congratulations for your project and I am sure it will bring a lot of joy to children.
    Best wishes,

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