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Webinar 1


Webinar Series 2022 – “Webinar 1: Developing public libraries in Indonesia: improving engagement with empowering the community” conducted on 17 February 2022 on Zoom.

Prime Secretary of National Library of Indonesia (NLI) MS. Ibu Woro Titi Haryanti Salikin delivered the presentations. The webinar was moderated by Director, Ms. Aminath Shiuna.

The presentation was mainly focused on the National Library of Indonesia’s roles, functions, how libraries can empower people by providing them with access to information, and also shared many success stories. A number of 40 participants joined the webinar.

Reading and Literature Project: Reading Chekhov Together


Book display by the National Library for entry of 2nd “Reading and Literature Project: Reading Chekhov Together” is an event hosted by the Taganrog City Hall, Russia, and this project is dedicated to Anton Chekhov’s literary heritage. He is Russia’s most famous writer and playwright.

Book Donation Program


A book donation program was conducted from 25 – 27 January 2022 to develop library collections. A total number of 247 books and 4 magazines were collected by the end of the program.

Travel Display


The first book display of 2022 is focused on the available books about traveling. The book display ‘Travel around the world: travel through Books’ include collectibles/ souvenirs from different countries, miniature pieces of the wonder around the world, and books from the library collection.

Children’s Story Writing Competition


Children’s Multimedia Library announced a children’s short story writing competition on 2n April 2021 for different age groups to celebrate the International Children’s Book day. The age groups are:

  • Under six years
  • Ages between 7 to 10
  • Ages between 11 to 13
  • Ages between 14 to 18

This competition was intended to help the students start to form their ideas for potential stories. This provides the students with a blank page to freely develop story ideas through text and illustration. Furthermore, this competition will help the students to develop their creative writing skills and boost confidence each time they pick up a pen.

Asia Foundation “Let’s Read” Reading Program

Let's Read, reading program is an exciting initiative by Asia Foundation in collaboration with Maldives National University and National Library. Reading is an important part of the child's development. Let's Read aims to provide and share words, rhymes, songs, books, and stories with their children anywhere, anytime. Let's Read uses a community approach to promote the importance of early literacy.

Monthly conducted session via Zoom includes storytime in both Dhivehi and English Language and a simple tutorial on how to use the Let’s Read application.

NDLI Registration

India’s biggest digital repository the National Digital Library of India is now accessible through the National Library website. It is built to provide support for all academic levels including researchers and life-long learners, all disciplines, all popular forms of access devices, and differently-abled learners.

It is designed to enable people to learn and prepare from best practices from all over the world and to facilitate researchers to perform inter-linked exploration from multiple sources.

To get free access please fill the registration form Click Here

Street Library

The first-ever street library in Male’ was launched on 25 February 2021 at Kalhvakaru Miskih Maizaan by Minister of Arts Culture and Heritage Ms. Yumna Maumoon. A second street library cupboard was established on the same day at Hithan Maizaan.

Street libraries are a fun and free way for neighbors and passers-by to make connections and share and spread the joy of reading. Street libraries are community assets, but require some maintenance, restocking, and looking after to ensure they are well used and cared for by the community.

Webinar 2

Webinar Series 2021 – ‘Webinar 2: library services for children and young adults: insight from Norway and Russia’ conducted on 31 May 2021 on Zoom.

Library Director of Forde Public Library & Chair, IFLA Standing Committee, Libraries for Children and Young Adults Section MS. Jorun Systad and Head of the International Relation Department, of Russian State Library for Young Adult Ms. Maria Alekseeve delivered the presentations. The webinar was moderated by Director, Ms. Aminath Shiuna.

The presenters shared information about how they inform the citizens of Norway and Russia about the library services, and the programs they conducted to aware the parents regarding the available services. 50 participants attended the webinar.

Webinar 1

Webinar Series 2021 is organised by the National Library of Maldives to educate and develop the professional skills of the local librarians. This series is a collaborative work with Dr. Gina de Alwis, Library Professional/Researcher from Singapore.

First Webinar – ‘Webinar 1: how to teep students engage’ was conducted on 18 February 2021 through Zoom. The Teacher Librarian at Dubai American Academy Ms. Amanda Gintaut was the speaker and the webinar was moderated by the Director of the National Library Ms. Aminath Shiuna.

The presentation was mainly focused on how to increase the participation and productivity of the students by taking their ideas into consideration and how teachers can acknowledge students’ skillset. A total of 115 participants joined in this webinar.

Welcome 2021


Assalam Alikum

It’s been a tough year, and few of us will be sorry to say goodbye to 2020. During the pandemic the library focus on keeping the community connected and informed. Moreover, we make sure our customers had plenty of reading materials and activities for the hours at home.

As we tiptoe into 2021, our focus shifts to preparing for change, hence post-pandemic Maldives will probably not be the same as before. To help us be change-ready, we will be encouraging the community to Stay Curious... to make learning a lifestyle so that we remain creative and adaptable.

Wishing your health, prosperity, new adventures, and a bit of normalcy in 2021!

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