Mar­bella set to launch its first for­eign-lan­guage li­brary

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By Oliver McIn­tyre MAR­BELLA town hall is pre­par­ing to open the town’s first in­ter­na­tional li­brary, with books in mul­ti­ple lan­guages.

The new li­brary, cre­ated at a cost of €192,000 in a mu­nic­i­pally-owned premises on the ground floor of a build­ing on Avenida Cer­vantes in Las Cha­pas, is slated to open on Oc­to­ber 24 and will in­clude ti­tles in lan­guages in­clud­ing English, Ger­man, French, Ital­ian, Pol­ish, Nor­we­gian, Flem­ish, He­brew, Ara­bic and Rus­sian, said coun­cil­lor Miguel Díaz.

A do­na­tion cam­paign car­ried out by the town hall’s Te­nen­cia de Al­caldía of­fice in Las Cha­pas was met with a “very gen­er­ous re­sponse” from lo­cal res­i­dents, who do­nated some 2,000 books in mul­ti­ple lan­guages, said Sr Díaz. Do­na­tions are still be­ing ac­cepted, and can be de­liv­ered to the ex­ist­ing li­brary at the Te­nen­cia de Al­caldía of­fice.

The col­lec­tion will be aug­mented by another 1,114 books the town hall is pur­chas­ing at a cost of €21,000.

Among the pri­or­i­ties is the in­clu­sion of clas­sic lit­er­a­ture books in their orig­i­nal lan­guage, said the coun­cil­lor.

The 210-square-me­tre li­brary will also in­clude a room for cul­tural events or ex­hi­bi­tions, and will have free WiFi ser­vice.

The li­brary will have over 3,000 books

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