AMMAN — The Ministry of Culture has added two new selling centres to its upcoming Family Library Festival, which opens on Sunday, a ministry official said on Wednesday.
Mamoun Talhouni, the ministry’s secretary general, said the festival seeks to encourage people to read more and provide books to all families across the Kingdom at affordable prices.
“The two new locations will be in Deir Alla and Mafraq’s Zaatari area. This year, books will be sold at 24 locations so that a large number of Jordanians can get books and read. We want to create a library in every house in Jordan,” Talhouni said during a press conference.
He noted that the festival, which the ministry launched in 2007, will provide its visitors this year with 46 titles on nine subjects covering various topics such as Arab and Islamic heritage, local, Arab and world literature, as well as the arts, culture, science and children’s literature.
“The Ministry of Culture this year increased the number of children books to 7,000 because a great number of children visited past festivals,” Talhouni told reporters.
He added that books will be sold at 250 fils and 350 fils so that they are affordable for all segments of society, calling on the private sector to support the festival.