What We Are Reading Today: The Children’s Book Club

Updated 04 May 2019

What We Are Reading Today: The Children’s Book Club

The summer vacation is a great time for parents to spend more time with their children, discover their skills and invest in them. Parents can use the break as a way to develop some good habits with their kids, such as spending more time reading and less time in front of a screen.

Reading is always fun when you have great books, but finding the right ones for your children is not always easy.

There is a fantastic service offered by King Abdul Aziz Public Library in Riyadh — The Children’s Book Club.

It is an annual subscription to receive a box of books prepared, wrapped and shipped.

Members receive 24 books: 12 fiction and 12 non-fiction. The books are distributed into 12 envelopes, with parents handing one out every month.

Each envelope contains two books, an activity sheet for the child and a newsletter for the parents.

The annual subscription costs SR400 ($107) and the price covers packing and delivery expenses.

People can buy a charity subscription that costs SR100. Alternatively they can encourage their children to put their pocket money or savings toward a charity subscription.

Details are available on www.kapl.org.sa.


KSA highlights support for Bosnia massacre victims

Saudi Foreign Minister Faisal Bin Farhan al Saud delivers a speech during the opening of the UN Human Rights Council's main annual session on February 24, 2020 in Geneva. (AFP)
Updated 13 July 2020

KSA highlights support for Bosnia massacre victims

  • The minister added that King Salman continued to support and stand by Bosnia and Herzegovina, further confirming the unique and friendly relations between the two countries

GENEVA: Saudi Arabia participated in the 25th anniversary memorial of the Srebrenica genocide that took place in July 1995.
Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan bin Abdullah delivered the Kingdom’s speech via video conference.
He conveyed the greetings of King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to the chairman of the Council of Ministers of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Sefik Dzaferovic, and UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, and dignitaries who were participating in the event.
The minister affirmed that Saudi Arabia stood side by side with its brothers, the families of the victims of the massacre.
He said: “Our participation on behalf of Saudi Arabia, its leaders, government, and people, is a humanitarian and moral obligation that the Saudi leadership stands by every year.”
The minister added that King Salman continued to support and stand by Bosnia and Herzegovina, further confirming the unique and friendly relations between the two countries.