Library & Specialized Libraries
Young People’s Library
The Young People’s Library (YP) opens up a vast world of knowledge, entertainment and culture for young people aged 12 to 16. The YP introduces its visitors to modern information technology, develops their reading and research skills and encourages social interaction.
The YP librarians ensure the availability of material that would assist students in preparing research assignments related to their school curricula. The collection of books in the YP area covers the same topics as in the Main Library but specially tailored to suit young people’s requirements. The YP Library offers access to different periodicals, multimedia and e-resources, as well as to a number of databases covering a variety of subjects.
The Young People's Library participated in the Future Programmers Competition, conducted and organized by the Information Technology Institute at the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, and received four prizes as follows: the 4th prize for creating a website on Astronomy, the 2nd prize for creating a film using Adobe Premiere, and the 4th prize for creating and designing a website on cities of the world in 2005, and the 1st prize in 2006. Members of the Young People’s Library participated in the Young Digital Creators” (YDC) program of UNESCO’s portal DigiArts three times and were the winners of the UNESCO Digital Arts Award 2005, 2006 and 2007. The Young People’s Library also participated in the “International Schools’ Cyber Fair Competition”, the largest educational event of its kind ever held on the Internet and received three prizes as follows: the Silver Award for designing a website on Alexandria Beach Erosion in 2008, the First Prize in 2009 and the Platinum Award in 2010. Furthermore, members of YP Library won the Second Gold Award in the "Doors to Diplomacy" Educational Competition in 2010 and were among the top finalists in the Peace Pals Art Exhibition in 2009 and 2010.
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