Gibran National Committee – Lebanon
On the occasion of the 135th anniversary of Gibran Khalil Gibran’s birth The Gibran National Committee reopened Gibran Library in his hometown Bcharreh
The Gibran National Committee and Chance for Life Association reopened the Gibran Khalil Gibran Library, which was rehabilitated in the framework of a project funded by the National Volunteer Program of the Lebanese Ministry of Social Affairs.
The ceremony took place at Yusuf Al-Sayda Hall in Gibran’s premises in Bcharreh on December 16, 2018, in the presence of MP Joseph Ishaq representing Minister of Social Affairs Pierre Bou Asi , Mayor Fadi Chidiac representing MP Sethrida Geagea, Hanna Tawk Representing former MP Gibran Tauk, Deputy Mayor of Bcharreh Youssef Al Fakhri, Yousuf Fadoul Representing Baazoun Mayor and others beside the Gibran National Committee’s President Joseph Fenianos and members.
It is on the 135th anniversary of Gibran’s birth when Fifty volunteers have worked according to the highest standards and techniques to restore the library that was founded at first in 1973 and was closed the ten last years and to archive the fifteen thousand Lebanese and international books. They spent long hours at night to achieve the project and created an agenda of activities along the year for the youths and reading lovers in collaboration with schools and cultural associations and prominent individuals.
It is worth mentioning that the entrance to the library is free of charge.
Photographs courtesy of the Gibran National Committee