Immerse yourself in culture at the Alliance Française Dubai media library

I read, you read, we read… The Alliance Française media library is an essential place in the Francophone network of the UAE. The only French-speaking media library in Dubai, offers more than 20,000 documents. Space for reading and social life, discover what’s new at the moment!

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Media library readers now have many advantages from the start of the 2022 school year: increase in the number of loans (from 8 to 15 books for a loan period of 21 days), Free cinema every Sunday and exclusive discounts for cultural programming.

Every first of the month, the media libraries offer readers new books available on the shelves. Children’s documentaries, comics, novels, crime novels: the reading offer is geared towards better satisfying reader demand. Find all the novelties that have entered our shelves in recent months, and let yourself be guided by thematic selections.

The media library comes to life!

Reading clubs: sharing the pleasure of reading

Twice a week, the Alliance’s media librarians offer reading sessions in order to make them aware of the pleasure of reading and train their critical thinking and discussion skills. For francophones young or old, the aim is to support children in their choice of reading and to be able to express their opinion.

The facilitator accompanies and uses a playful format (digital tools from the media library, extramural session in the courtyard or the alliance gallery, etc.). Both individually and collectively, this time allows children to share their readings with others. The choice of book is left free, among the offer of the media library so as not to constrain the taste of each one (children’s novel, comic, album, magazine, etc.).

For children from 3 to 6 years old: every Sunday at 10:15 a.m.

For children from 7 to 10 years old: every Wednesday at 4:00 p.m.

Fun, creative and playful leisure center

The Alliance also offers a leisure center during each school holiday period, entirely in French. Throughout the week from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., children have fun with arts and crafts activities in the morning and outdoor sports games in the afternoon. To do this, the camp facilitators develop an educational project and at the end of each session they invite the parents to a show or exhibition on the theme developed.

Next leisure center in July for children from 5 to 11 years old.

More information

By email: mediatheque@afdubai.org

By phone: 04 335 8712

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