This library is in the rural village of Abu Falah, which has a population of 5,000 people and is located about 16 miles north of Ramallah. This community has been an active and engaged partner from the first meeting, bringing ideas and expertise of their own to the partnership. The grand opening was celebrated with the Village Mayor, the principals of the local schools and many community members and their children. Several members of the community even donated their personal book collections to the library!

The library has a cozy space for small children and a special space for college students to meet and study with books specific to their universities and several computers. We provided them with a projector and space to screen films as well. The principal of the girls’ school spoke about their 5 year strategy to invest in the village’s youth, particularly in the girls, and said the library is the backbone of their plans. We are thrilled to have such engaged partners and can’t wait to see this library and community grow.

Abu Falah Library