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Join us at Hay Festival 2024

Find out more about our event at Hay Festival this month, where our Vice Patron, Lord Paul Boateng will be joined in conversation by writers Elif Shafak and Priscilla Morris

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Librarianship in times of conflict

Why do libraries become targets during conflict? And why do so many put themselves in harm’s way to protect them? In this blog, our chair Dr. Alice Prochaska reflects on these questions, and more.  

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Ahmed's story

Voices from Syria

In February, devastating earthquakes rocked Syria and Turkey. When the time comes, we stand ready to restock reading spaces that have been destroyed – because for students like Ahmed, education can’t wait.

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Dalia's story

Flying away with books

Like many people living in West Bank, 17-year-old Dalia's life can be unpredictable. Read why she finds solace in books.

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Habiba's story

Finding peace in books

Habiba fled Afghanistan alone with her two children. Now books are helping her build a new future.

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Books for a better life

Jocknus supports people fleeing war in South Sudan. He told us about what books mean for the youngest refugees.

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Mayol's story

Escaping civil war

Mayol is a refugee. He dreams of returning home and building peace in South Sudan - and books in his school are helping him get there.

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