Tzur Hadassah’s library: introducing English story time

Did you know? Tzur Hadassah has a local library!

I knew it but never explored in the 4.5 years we’ve lived here. Which is a shame since I practically grew up in the library.

But a friend and fellow local Anglo mom started an English story time on Mondays after gan, around 4:15 pm. We had the first one last week, and it went pretty well. Moms or dads volunteer to do the reading each week, and bring 2-4 books to share. The ages of the kids really ranged from toddler to first graders, so it’s something to keep in mind.

About the library in general: The books are actually pretty much all Hebrew, so it’s a good way to try to pursue Hebrew reading skills of all levels over time. You can leave a check for 150 nis, and borrow books for as long as you like. If you return them damaged or never return them, they’ll use your check. You can also fix damaged books yourself apparently (a friend’s first grader enthusiastically explained that one to me).

The hours for the library:

  • Sundays: 17:00-20:00
  • Mondays: 16:00-19:00
  • Wednesdays: 16:00-19:00

It’s located in the old yishuv; if you’re at the makolet there, facing the ganim and the area where the Beit Ha’am is, you walk through the gate and veer left where there’s an open space and then a small building that says ספריית צור הדסה.

Happy reading!




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