8th Public Library Opening by Rotary Club Beirut Cedars
“A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies… The man who never reads lives only one.”
Rotary Club Beirut Cedars launched in 2014, the public libraries project in collaboration with the Second Wind Foundation Texas, USA and the Rotary Clubs of USA.
The purpose behind this initiative was finding second homes to unwanted books.
This initiative started with the opening of Mansourieh public library in 2014 and today we are opening the 8th public library in El Heri, in the NABU museum.
The Nabu Museum is a museum in El-Heri, in Ras Al Shaqa’, Lebanon. It opened in 2018, having been built in just eight months by businessman Jawad Adra to house his collection of about 2,000 items including both contemporary works of art and antiquities.
The museum now includes a public library with 40.000 books donated by Rotary.
The sign revealing took place on 25 September 2021, during the ceremony was present to represent Rotary, RC Beirut Cedars president Ronald Farra, PP Philip Skaff, PP Christine Sabieh, IPP Hagop Dantziguian, IP Mike Haroun, Prof. Birgit Schaebler, PP Rima Khalaf, PP Rami Majzoub, PP Joe Kanaan, Khaled Bohsali, PP Ghassan Hajjar, Youmna Abboud and lawyer Jana Karam.
Museum owner and founder Mr. Jawad Adra thanked Rotary for this donation.