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Posted On: 28 December 2018 07:42 am
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Children’s Library Winter Book Swap

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Qnl Book Swamp

Event Details:

Location: Qatar National Library, Education City Doha
Date: 1 January 2019 - 5 January 2019
Time: 07:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Ticket Purchase: No tickets needed
  • - It's free!
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How to Participate

Step One - Book Swap drop-off (Tuesday, 1 January or Wednesday, 2 January)

Bring in the books you do not want any more to the Children’s Library. They can be in any language and type (fiction, non-fiction, picture books, graphic novels, easy readers, etc.).


  • Books must be culturally appropriate and only gently used (cover on, no rips or bent edges, etc.)
  • Workbooks will not be accepted. (No coloring, activity or sticker books please!)
  • The librarian has the right to accept or reject a submitted book for the swap.

Step Two - Get tickets!

  • The librarians will record the language, type and number of books received (maximum of 5 books per child).
  • On 1 or 2 January, each child will get a ticket with the details of the books turned in.
  • The ticket will have the assigned day for exchange.


  • You cannot participate in the book swap without having a ticket. It is mandatory to bring your ticket to the swap.
  • The exchange will only take place on the book swap day.

Step Three - Book Swap day

On Friday, 4 January or Saturday, 5 January from 4:00 – 7: 00 PM

  • Bring your ticket and come to the Book Swap to select your exchanged winter books!
  • To ensure fair exchange, the books you will get will be equal in number and type to the books you brought in. For example, if you bring in 3 English picture books, you can select 3 English picture books.


Choose your books carefully! The selection of books available is based on the books brought by the participating children in the Book Swap. Therefore, the Library can’t guarantee the availability of specific titles or authors. Any un-swapped books will be considered as donations to QNL Children’s Library, and the librarians reserve the right to deal with them as they see appropriate.

Date: 1 & 2 January 2019

And 4 & 5 January 2019

Time: 4:00 – 7:00 PM

Language: Arabic & English

Target Audience: Children up to 12 years old

This is a public event; no RSVP is required.