Marbella set to launch its first foreign-language library
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