Medina Children's Library

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Medina Children's Library
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10:00 AM - 2:00 PM, 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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The Medina Children’s Library is a charming little library that was started in January 2015 by a group of neighbors living in the Fez medina. It is the only children's public library in the Medina. Visitors are welcome and we are 100% kid friendly. Drop in for a quick visit or to stay awhile. Bring your children! We offer the children in our community a place where they can discover books and develop a love of reading. The library receives more than 1200 visits from local children each month. Located just off the Talaa Sghera, about 10 minutes from Bab Boujloud (the Blue Gate), we are easy to find. Or just call us and we'll guide you to the library. With a focus on children ages 3-14 years of age, we offer children's books in English, French and Arabic. Story Reading Daily from 1pm - 2pm and 5pm-6pm. Admission is free for everyone.
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41 Bis Swiqt Ben Safi, Zkak Rouah just off the main street of Talaa Sghira, Fes 30000 Morocco
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Tom L
Seattle, WA76 contributions
Family
We were told of the Children's Library in advance and arranged a visit. We also took books--they need basic readers in Arabic, not French or English. And on our visit we met very dedicated, excellent readers truly excited about learning, and a taste of how much a children's library can add to a very concentrated gathering of humans. It was such fun. If you like young children, are excited about the universality of learning, and want a taste of something truly exciting, go to the Children's Library. It is supported by a number of locals and is a tribute to all in a country previously challenged by a low literacy rate.
Written December 21, 2016
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Ngutukaka
Palmerston North, New Zealand17 contributions
Couples
This is a great initiative to support the children in the medina. We stopped in a couple of times to chat with the librarian and read to the children in English, with Samia translating.The focus on Arabic and their Moroccan dialect (Darija) is important to strengthen their early literacy - the older ones have already learnt some French, and they are also interested in English words! Do bring some children's books in Arabic if you can fit them into your suitcase.
Written August 2, 2017
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chris a
Fes, Morocco17 contributions
Friends
The Medina Children's Library is overwhelmingly popular with the local children. In this town of narrow (but enchanting!) alleyways and high-walls, the library gives visitors access to the larger world. The women who run the library are full of passion and have really created something special here. I hope to see it expand in the future so it can accommodate all of the children who want to visit. A great place to make a donation!
Written April 13, 2017
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FarachaFes
Bergerac City, France34 contributions
Friends
Whether you're travelling with children or just want a glimpse into a wonderful local initiative you should check out the Medina Children's Library. If you plan your visit to coincide with a story time you will have the joy of seeing the local kids being opened up to a world of learning in a nurturing and safe space. When we came bearing books (Arabic is best) and donations for the running of the space we were lucky enough to see a group of children being read the story of Malala Yousafzai and the discussion afterwards about what these children wanted to do with their lives, after being inspired by Malala's bravery in standing up for education. They all wanted to stay in school and to go on to do great things. A visit here will leave you inspired and a donation will help them to continue to do great things fro these children.
Written March 23, 2017
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steprob11
Sydney, Australia17 contributions
Friends
This tiny library is an inspiration. It provides a wonderful opportunity for children to read books of all sorts. They welcome donations of money and books as they are entirely self funded.
Written July 10, 2018
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tom l
Boyce, VA144 contributions
Couples
This facility provides a very needed service to the children of the Medina, it is a humble place that does great work. It is partnered with the Road Laaroussa very near by as a community out reach. Kids are great.
Written January 11, 2018
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bristolsoulman
43 contributions
Couples
This is an inspired project, which works really well. There should be one of these on every street corner. That there is one in the heart of the Fez Medina is a wonder. Do try and visit and support this great library.
Written January 10, 2018
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Anita E
1 contribution
Friends
This is an inspiring and heartwarming project. A tiny space with a big-hearted atmosphere and an initiative well worth supporting. And well worth a visit - it was charming!
Written December 27, 2017
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Judy K
Washington dc50 contributions
Couples
It is wonderful to see the work being done by this Library. Seeing the faces of the neighborhood children during story time was one of the highlight of our trip.
Written July 31, 2017
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SandyMcCutcheon
Fes, Morocco50 contributions
Family
This is an exciting development in the Fez Medina! The first ever children's library is a small gem of a place supported by donations and gifts from visitors around the world. Around 1000 children use the library each month.
"When I come to the library, I feel like I am entering a palace of beautiful stories. The library has made things better because we learn more how to read and write. When I am reading a book, I am happy because I feel like I am part of the story." ~ Lamiae
Written May 30, 2017
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Medina Children's Library is open:
  • Sun - Sat 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Sun - Sat 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM