Oman to Build First Children’s Library

A state-of-the-art Children’s Public Library, the first ever is to be constructed in the Sultanate of Oman, as part of the government’s vision to create a knowledgeable and well-balanced society. The Philadelphia based company, VITETTA a renowned library developers, have been appointed as the project consultants. The company is at the forefront of library design and planning and have developed similar projects in the United States, Europe and South America. Sayyida Dr Muna Fahad Al Said, Honourary Chair, announced the construction of the Children’s Public Library which will be situated adjacent to the Children’s Museum and the Museum of Natural History on land generously designated by Sayyid Haitham bin Tariq Al Said, Minister of Heritage and Culture. This declaration is set to bring enormous advantages and opportunities to the youth of Oman – now and in the future – and will promote the Sultanate as a forward-looking Gulf country committed to education and innovation, said Dr Muna. The plans integrate Omani architecture, culture and heritage with contemporary designs and state-of-the-art learning and educational technology. The new building will be organised in four distinct levels to serve the different learning stages of children. Novel and imaginative use of light, space and glass will provide a welcoming and creative feel and promote participation in educational and recreational activities. “I am delighted to be part of this pioneering initiative. By creating Oman’s first Children’s Public Library we are investing in tomorrow, today. We welcome more supporters to join us in this important initiative and together we can help shape the next generation,” said Dr. Muna.