The Medina Children’s Library was established to encourage literacy and a love of reading in the children of the Fez Medina community.
The library was started by a group of neighbors living in the Fez Medina. We wanted to offer the children in our community a place where they could discover books and develop a love of reading. This is the only public library in the Medina and the only children’s library in Fez.
Since opening in January 2015 the library has enjoyed capacity attendance every day with more than 3000 visits in the first three months of operation. There is a huge need here and it's exciting to see the immediate response from the kids.
With a specific focus on pre-readers and developing readers (up to the age of 14 years old), the library seeks to provide a welcoming place where children have easy access to age and culturally appropriate books and resources. Here they may browse and read books at the library, participate in Story Time where volunteers read aloud to a small group, as well as borrow books to take home to read and share with their families.