UNESCO’s visit to IBBY Palestine

UNESCO Delegation Visit to the Library of IBBY Palestine in Gaza Handing Khitam her prize for winning UNESCO’s "World Tales" competition Giovanni SCEPI Head of the Culture Unit at UNESCO Palestine, and Youssef Al-Ejla, Head of UNESCO Office visited PBBY Shawka give Khitam al-Hissi the (...)

A Land Fueled by People and Stones

This moving piece by writer Dima Sehwail written during the 2008-9 war on Gaza it was published in IBBY 33rd Congress book and of the few items read in one of the plenary sessions A land fueled by people and stones Faces of people in my country Their fingers Legs Hands And tongues will (...)


Most recent articles

Gaza Children Crave for Happiness!

Wednesday 14 September 2022
Nagham Abdel ‘Al 12 years Having waited so long for this trip, I was at the peak of my happiness and joy when the day finally came. It was an indescribable day. The place was so attractive, with a breathtaking natural view. Everyone has enjoyed their time. the organizers for making this day so (...)

Children’s Sufferings during the Aggression on Gaza

Wednesday 14 September 2022
Seraj Abu Taha 16 years When I knew about the aggression, I was so scared because I am afraid of the sounds of planes and the whistling of their the deadly missile, they kill even Children without mercy. The painful sight of children and the voices of their parents crying cut my heart into (...)

احتفال أطفال مكتبتي إيبي بعيد الفطر

Monday 12 September 2022
في جو من الضحك و الفرح شارك المهرجين علوش و مروش في إضفاء البهجة على وجوه أطفال مكتباتنا في بيت حانون و الشوكة في رفح. كانت فرحة العيد هذا العام مميزة، نظرًا لأنهم لم يتمكنوا من الاحتفال العامين الماضيين بسبب وباء كوفيد -19 والعدوان الإسرائيلي الذي منعهم من الخروج والاستمتاع. لوّن المهرجين وجوههم وارتدوا الشعر المستعار والأنوف الحمراء (...)

Arts & Crafts

Thursday 8 September 2022
PBBY aims through arts and crafts to develop fine motor skills followed by learning and working with shapes, colors, and pattern recognition. Children learn patience and enjoy the creative process which increases self-esteem. Making an art or a craft is also the opportunity to create and (...)

Eid al-Fiter Celebration

Thursday 8 September 2022
𝗖𝗵𝗶𝗹𝗱𝗿𝗲𝗻 𝗮𝘁 𝗣𝗕𝗕𝗬’𝘀 𝗹𝗶𝗯𝗿𝗮𝗿𝗶𝗲𝘀 𝗰𝗲𝗹𝗲𝗯𝗿𝗮𝘁𝗲d 𝗘𝗶𝗱-𝗮𝗹-𝗙𝗶𝘁𝗲𝗿 𝘄𝗶𝘁𝗵 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗰𝗹𝗼𝘄𝗻𝘀 Clowns offered some laughs and relief to children of our Libraries in Biet Hanoun and al-Shawka. They are filled with joy this year on Eid al-Fitr as they were unable to celebrate the past two years to COVID-19 pandemic and Israel’s aggression, which (...)

Palestine in Chile

Thursday 8 September 2022
The president of PBBY Jehan Helou has the honor to be the host of Mónica Munizaga’s course at the "Universidad Austral de Chile (UACh)”. She was asked to talk about the work of IBBY’s Palestine "Children in Crisis" in Gaza libraries. Her presentation included many pictures and background (...)

Writing Sessions

Thursday 8 September 2022
We encourage children to write about their feelings and aspirations. We do constant writing activities, where children can express themselves freely without being afraid of being judged or bullied. Here is one of the children’s (...)

𝗣𝗕𝗕𝗬’𝘀 𝗖𝗵𝗶𝗹𝗱𝗿𝗲𝗻 𝘃𝗶𝘀𝗶𝘁 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗭𝗢𝗢!

Thursday 8 September 2022
Nothing excites children like watching animals at a zoo. Children of al-Attaa Library celebrated Eid al-Adha with a trip to al-Namaa Zoo, one of the few zoos in the Gaza Strip. Such a trip was a much-needed experience for those who have rarely seen a live animal before, apart from being a (...)

A Fresh Look for Our Libraries

Thursday 8 September 2022
PBBY modernized and refurbished al-Shawka and al-Ataa libraries with the necessary equipment and furniture. The artist Sami al-Salmi brought joy to it with beautiful drawings and adding on the entrance, a painting by the artist Mohammed Amous for our book “When the Golden Fish Stopped Dancing" (...)

International Children’s Book Day

Thursday 8 September 2022
International Children’s Book Day activities were held in both PBBY’s libraries, and one of them was a special field trip for children to an apiary in Beit Hanoun. The children learned about the nature of bees, and how honey is extracted. Most importantly, they learned about persistence and (...)

𝐏𝐫𝐨𝐠𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐬𝐢𝐯𝐞 𝐋𝐢𝐛𝐫𝐚𝐫𝐢𝐚𝐧 𝐈𝐧𝐯𝐢𝐭𝐞𝐝 𝐌𝐚𝐫𝐲 𝐅𝐚𝐬𝐡𝐞𝐡 𝐓𝐨 𝐒𝐡𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐇𝐞𝐫 𝐄𝐱𝐩𝐞𝐫𝐭𝐢𝐬𝐞 𝐨𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐭𝐨𝐩𝐢𝐜 𝐨𝐟 “𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐈𝐧𝐭𝐞𝐫𝐧𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐚𝐥 𝐁𝐨𝐚𝐫𝐝 𝐨𝐧 𝐁𝐨𝐨𝐤𝐬 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐘𝐨𝐮𝐧𝐠 𝐏𝐞𝐨𝐩𝐥𝐞 𝐈𝐧 𝐏𝐚𝐥𝐞𝐬𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐞”

Thursday 8 September 2022
Progressive Librarian (PL), a journal for critical studies & progressive politics in librarianship, invited the vice president of IBBY Palestine, Mary Fasheh, to speak directly to readers of PL, and share her expertise on the general topic of “Palestinian libraries and archives under Israeli (...)


Wednesday 7 September 2022
Children in IBBY Palestine libraries have received a number of valuable new books, with a generous donation, 3000 books, from Book Aid International. The moment they were presented, children quickly started reading the books, looking at their magnificent illustrations and borrowing many of (...)

Palestinian IBBY Honour List Winners

Tuesday 19 April 2022 by Rania
By Jehan Helou The Palestinian Section of the International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY) has announced the Palestinian entries on the 2022 Honour List that features a selection of outstanding recently published books and constitutes one of the most prestigious international (...)

The Innovative Winners from Palestine of IBBY Honour List 2022

Sunday 27 February 2022 by Rania
IBBY/Palestine (the International Board of Books for the Young People) would like to congratulate the winners of IBBY Honour List 2022 for their outstanding books on authorship, translation and illustration in addition to the book publishers. NABILA ESPANIOLY - Author of "Farashat al-Naserah" (...)

The nightmares Palestinian children live

Wednesday 5 January 2022 by Rania
Below are the heart breaking live testimonies by children and their mothers reflecting the long hours of horror they endured facing imminent death during the 2021 aggression Gaza. In our libraries in Gaza we encourage children to write about the daily lives about their experiences, and their (...)

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