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.


Organization of Islamic Cooperation says Florida shooting does not represent tolerant values of Saudis

Updated 07 December 2019

Organization of Islamic Cooperation says Florida shooting does not represent tolerant values of Saudis

RIYADH: The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) expressed Saturday sorrow over the shooting in Florida that killed three and injured several others.

The shooting by a Saudi aviation student took place at the US naval base in Pensacola, Florida. The attacker was shot and killed by police.

The organization condemned the attack in a statement, and stressing that the shooter did not represent the tolerant Islamic values of the Saudi people and all Muslims who believe in “tolerance and moderation.”

The Secretary-General of the OIC, Yousef Al-Othaimeen, offered condolences to the families of the victims and expressed his wishes for a speedy recovery for the injured.