From Empty Space to Welcoming Place: The Library’s Re-Opening.

It has been a long and challenging journey, but on November 14th, 2018 the Old Library will re-open to welcome members both new and old.   During the time the Old Library was closed, the committee worked tirelessly to turn an empty concrete shell into a bright and inviting space ready for readers.  Take a peek at the photos below to see just how far we’ve come in only a few short months.

July 5th, 2018
November 13th, 2018

This could not have been done without the continued support of the community.  The Old Library thanks all the dedicated volunteers and members who have patiently stayed with us during our move.  We hope to see you soon!

Easter Fun at the Old Library


Holiday Story Time at the Old Library is always a hit, and Sunday’s Easter Special was no egg-ception.

Louis and the lucky children had a hoppin’ good time with many spring-time stories, egg hunts, and songs to sing-a-long.

Can’t wait until the next Story Time! See you all again soon and happy reading. 🐰

Tasty Treats at the Library’s Annual Potluck

In February the volunteers enjoyed a delicious potluck supper hosted by our former chairperson, Mrs. Michele Sadoon.  Librarians from all over Dubai gathered together to exchange stories and laughter.   The annual potluck gives librarians an opportunity to meet new friends who share a love of books as well as socialize with old friends on different shifts.

Want to be included in the next annual potluck?  Become a volunteer librarian!


Urban Sketchers at the Old Library

During the DUCTAC 10th Anniversay Fair, Urban Sketchers took advantage of the Library’s extended Friday hours to sketch.  Over a period of three hours, the group used their notable creativity and talent to draw scenes in the Old Library from new and unusual perspectives.  Look for some of their work around the Library!


Sketch by Akshay Arora


The Old Library Celebrates Ductac’s 10th Anniversary

The Old Library was pleased to participate in DUCTAC’s 10th anniversary celebrations.  The fair, held November 18th and 19th, was a success for DUCTAC and the Library both as people from all over Dubai came to participate in the festivities.  The live performances, art demonstrations, market, and food stalls created an energetic and cheery atmosphere.

The Old Library, usually closed on Fridays, remained open for the entire event and members took advantage of the extended hours to read between performances.  Librarians manning the table outside shared information about membership and sold hundreds of second hand books to eager readers.

The Old Library extends its thanks to the volunteers who made this weekend possible.