Sunday, 26 December 2010

a library in kuwait is looking for books

A cry form the heart: They need books.
What better donation in the spirit of giving during the year end holidays:
books for the architecture library at the university of Kuwait!
as Cicero said:
"A room without books is like a body without soul"

But it might actually be easier to make a wish list on amazon and an another account for transport (aramex or dhl), where we could donate according to needs on a web click basis.
Or maybe push some architectural firms in Kuwait to get involved in some CSR work and donate books for the library rather than focusing only on building skyscrapers and pushing the skyline just a bit higher on the horizon.
There should be ways to spread books for those who want them!!!
Give your old books away, you will gain space for new ones...

"Our little library is despaired at the fact that it wasn’t able to provide any new books this semester for our eager students so we need all the help that we can get. 

I know how much you all love reading so if you’re anything like us then I’m assuming there must be some uneaten, unwanted or worn out book here or there collecting dust on a shelf, under your bed or hidden in a cupboard.

Help us by donating the books you don’t wanna read anymore which we will be recycling to get new books. 
If you’re interested please send us an email at Alternatively you can call us at 2-498-5261. Our working hours are from 8:00am to 2:15pm. Please note you might not get an answer during the following days and times (our little librarian runs around doing other missions): Sunday, Tuesday & Wednesday from 10 to 11 am
Hope to hear from you soon 
Architectural Learning Resource Center (ALRC) 
Office: 2-498-5261 "


waleed said...

This is a symptom of the real poverty of this land, when oil rich Kuwait has it's people begging for books.

sarah said...

Kuwait provides so much for their own people... cannot be seen as a symptom of poverty .
It just shows that priorities are established differently to those who consider books valuable.

nobody ever died of intellectual poverty, they just go on with their lives without books, writings, or thinking...