Edward Said Library

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As part of its efforts to implement projects that support the cultural development and activism of the community in Jerusalem, and particularly in Silwan, (MCC) had established in (2007) the first library in Silwan. At its beginnings the library consisted of one shelf that had (20) books only, throughout the years MCC managed to develop its library and to receive more young readers. In 2009, the library was officially opened to the public under the title (Silwan Reads) while accepting donations of books from the public. 

The progress and development of the library over the past 10 years was documented by MCC in (2019) and can be watched in our video gallery

In March 2020, MCC made a remarkable progress by opening a branch for the library and naming it (Edward Said Library). This public library is the first of its kind in Jerusalem providing a space for reading and offering 4,010 books of various genres, a special corner for children and a computers room that consists of 5 computer devices for the use of children and school students for reading and research purposes.

The library was named (Edward Said Library) after the renown Palestinian intellectual and author, Edward Said, who was one of the influential advocates for the Palestinian cause in the United States; the naming serves to preserve Said's memory and his intellectual legacy and was admitted by his family after getting their consent.

Several book discussions and reading club sessions for children, youth and women take place at the library. 

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