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Yas Mall Reading Fair

 Mon, 11 Apr 2016 12:00 AM   -   Mon, 11 Apr 2016 12:00 AM
 Yas Mall - Yas Island - Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates

-          What is the Yas Mall Reading Fair?
o   We have organized a beautiful setup split into sections for kids, teens and adults; in which each age group can enjoy a variety of English and Arabic books- including digital ones- in an interactive event focused on enabling families to rediscover the joy of reading. We will have visiting authors and a presentation about the history of books.
o   This is different from the ADNEC book fair, as it focuses on encouraging children and families to rediscover the joy and important of reading

-          When is it taking place?
o   It will take place from April 27th to 30th, from 10am to 10pm.

-          Why is Yas Mall holding this?   
o   We believe in supporting government initiatives, and we are working closely with ADEC to ensure that students are engaged on important campaigns such as the Year of Reading

-          What age groups is this appropriate for?
o   We have books to suit all ages, but if you wish to narrow it down, we would recommend grades 1-6

-          Are children there to buy books?
o   No, there is no buying or selling of books. This activity focuses purely on reading using books

-          What will be the involvement of the students?
o   We will have more than 1000 books brought to us by Borders in addition to digital books that we would like for the students to come and explore. They’ll be sectioned off as kids, teens and adults.
o   We have a presentation on the history of reading, dating back in time
o   We will have local authors coming to hold seminars about books they have written
o   We would like to do a student competition, with your support, to showcase the best poem for a chance to win prizes from Yas Mall retailers. This can be done in school, and teachers can choose the winners and announce them during the Reading Fair.
o   We are also looking to involve a few of our retailers on a variety of activations, this is still being confirmed and we will let you know the exact schedule asap

-          Are the authors English or Arabic speaking?
o   We are inviting local Arabic and English authors to come and discuss their books with the children- including the process of writing their books, the inspiration behind it, etc. This list is being confirmed and we will let you know who it will be in advance

-          Where in Yas Mall will this be located?
o   It will take place in Town Square. The place is a nice, open space area, with close access to bathrooms

-          Can children bring their lunch?
o   Yes, just do let us know in advance please so we can ensure the availability of cleaners during the lunch break

-          Will photographs be taken of the children for publicity purposes?
o   Yes, we will have photographers and potentially media there, and the photographs will be used for press and on social media. If you have an objection to this, please let us know in advance.