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Irbid hosts a symposium on the importance of libraries

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AMMAN — The initiative “Irbid Reads” was organized in collaboration with the Irbid Culture directorate and the Cultural Department of the Greater Irbid Municipality, a cultural symposium on the role of libraries in shaping cultural awareness in the Kingdom. اضافة اعلان

The event was held as part of centenary celebrations, the declaration of Irbid as the Arab Capital of Culture for the year 2022, and a continuation of efforts to stimulate the ongoing cultural and literary sectors.

 During the symposium, which was conducted by the novelist Mohamed Abu Al-Haijaa, the representative for the library at the Jordan University of Science and Technology, Sanaa Al-Bdour, presented a brief report on the importance of technology in her university’s library and its significant role in the cultural renaissance. She also shared the system currently in use and its role in making borrowing books from the library more efficient.

 A representative for the Great Library of Irbid Kholoud Al-Zoubi also presented a report on her library, one of the governorate’s oldest libraries with an essential historical presence. It was one of the first incubators of intellectuals and information-seekers.

Many performers, poets, intellectuals, and guests of honor from the Irbid governorate attended the symposium.

 The events concluded with a free book exhibition to emphasize the importance of reading and acquiring books for individuals, families, and society at large. 


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