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City Centre Qurum organises weekly ‘A Book in Every Hand’ storytelling sessions

All funds raised to be donated to the Reading Skills Development Center to support children with reading difficulties


Qurum, Oman, 27 March 2012  – City Centre Qurum is hosting fun, interactive storytelling sessions called ‘A Book in Every Hand’ for children and parents  within the community. Organised jointly with the Reading Skills Development Center association, ‘A Book in Every Hand’ will take place every Thursday morning for five weeks starting March 29th and will feature a different, local public figure each week who will conduct a fun, educational session of storytelling and learning. Sessions will cost only OMR 1 per child each week, with all funds going towards the center to support their training programs.

‘A Book in Every Hand’ will take place in City Centre Qurum ’s food court, from 11:00am – 1:00pm and will involve interactive storytelling, games that promote reading and opportunities to win prizes from retailers in the mall including Marble Slab, Sweet Factory,  Dunkin Doughnuts and Tamrah. This week, Omani writer, Nabhan Al Hanshi will be hosting the storytelling and City Centre Qurum will oversee all activities to ensure that ‘A Book in Every Hand’ is insightful and engaging for children of all ages and interests.

“We’re pleased to introduce ‘A Book in Every Hand’ for families within the community, and help children discover reading as a fun, interactive and educational activity,” said Husam Al Mandhari, Senior Mall Manager for City Centre Qurum . “This initiative also offers parents with an opportunity to spend quality time with their children on the weekend. As a community-centered mall, City Centre Qurum is dedicated to hosting meaningful events for residents in the surrounding area.”

All parents and children interested in ‘A Book in Every Hand’ can participate at a nominal fee of OMR 1, and only need to simply show up at City Centre Qurum ’s food court starting from 11:00am on Thursday, where there will be a dedicated set-up for the activity.

The dates of City Centre Qurum ’s ‘A Book in Every Hand’ are as follows:

•    March 29th2012 
•    April 5th 2012
•    April 12th 2012
•    April 19th  2012
•    April 26th 2012

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