Open-Air Libraries to Liven Up Crosstown Promenade in Yerushalayim


barkatThe Yerushalayim Municipality has announced plans to create open-air libraries along a pedestrian promenade that traverses several Yerushalayim neighborhoods.

The initiative, which involves residents, the city community administration and students of Yerushalayim’s Bezalel Art School, envisages the transformation of two non-servicing bus stops along the Train Track Promenade, a 7-kilometer-long walking path that crosses seven Yerushalayim neighborhoods, into open-air, public libraries.

“This project is emerging thanks to the cooperation between the municipality, the community and the students,” Yerushalayim Mayor Nir Barkat said in a statement to the press, adding that the project’s aim was “to encourage reading in public spaces and give residents who don’t usually have access to literature an additional possibility to borrow and read books.”

The project, which will be launched in May, also foresees organizing cultural events, including readings and performances, to be held at the former bus stops.

Tazpit News

{ Israel}