May 19, 2022

Report: “Five Libraries Around the World that are Open Despite the Odds”

From The Guardian:

On World Book Day, a look at libraries from Egypt to Dominica that have remained open despite death threats, extreme weather and terrorism.

Five libraries are profiled in the article:

  • The Vanished Library in Cairo, Egypt
  • Kabul public library, Afghanistan
  • Unnamed library in Mogadishu, Somalia
  • Roseau public library, Dominica
  • Iraq National Library and Archive, in Baghdad, Iraq

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