Resources

Resources


Summer at Maktaba

We’re so excited to team up with Ms Mariana, whom you can follow on Instagram @quelinguavocefala, to offer this Garden Club inspired Zoom camp! Let’s explore the 4 elements of Nature and get our hands dirty with some home nature play.

This one week camp is online via Zoom. Sessions are 60-90 minutes depending on the project.

Fees:

Non-Members – QAR 250 / week

Members – QAR 200 / week

Registration is easy! Enroll your child through our shop by selecting either Member or Non-member. Make sure to include your child’s name and age in the notes section.


Introducing Scratch Workshops

Make the most of the summer and introduce your kids to coding in a fun, interactive and engaging way. We will guide them on this adventure as they imagine, create and share stories, animations and games using Scratch. Scratch was developed by MIT, to help young people learn to think creatively, reason systematically, and work collaboratively — essential skills for life in the 21st century.

This workshop is for ages 6 – 12 years as children need to be able to read and operate a computer.

Registration is easy! You can find our workshop in our online shop. See you on 19 July!


Our summer reading challenge begins 1 July and all you need to do is print off your challenge. The game is simple:

To play, read books in the categories listed and color in the square. To earn a Bingo by completing a horizontal, vertical, diagonal, or all squares.

All entries must be turned into Maktaba by 1 September to be eligible for the Giveaway on 5 September. Make sure your name and phone number are on your entry.

Maximum of 2 entries per person.


Digital Library Fun

We offer story time in Arabic and English through our Instagram TV channel! You can find the latest story below! Follow us to not miss another story.


Author Story Times

We love so many authors it is impossible to name favorites! Here are a few authors reading their stories for us! Follow them on social media and enjoy hearing your favorite story read by its author.

You can find them on Instagram: @oliverjeffers, @petethecatofficial, @macbarnett, and @savewithstories.

Do you have a space enthusiast in your home? They would love to join “Story time from Space”! To find more details about when astronauts read from the International Space Station, click here.


Plan Toys

Maktaba is proud to partner with such a mindful brand to bring their sustainable toys to the families of Qatar! A selection of products are available for purchase at the library. To view our current inventory, click here.

We also supply nurseries, schools, and educational centers. To view the full catalog, please click the button to below. Simply complete the Toy Order Inquiry and a member of our staff will contact you within 48 hours.

PlanToys mainly focuses on safety wooden toys made of reclaimed rubber woods that enhance development for children, especially during their first five formative years when parents should encourage children to experience the freedom of playing and the proximity to nature.

With a strong mission to create a sustainable world, PlanToys thoroughly concerns itself about every single step of production line as well as other activities as they are wholeheartedly committed to minimizing environmental impacts.

The story of PlanToys is described in the three pillars of how they do their business, “Sustainable Way”. This includes Sustainable Material, Sustainable Manufacturing and Sustainable Mind.


Scholastic Book Club

We are thrilled to bring Scholastic Book Clubs to you! Why buy from Scholastic Book Club? Scholastic offers a fantastic range of quality children’s books from over 70 various publishers covering ages 0 – 14. The books are carefully chosen by the Scholastic Book Club Editors to get children reading for pleasure – and keep them reading right through to their teenage years. There’s plenty to choose from for every reader.

  • Delivery is FREE to Maktaba
  • All books are discounted, many by 50%
  • Every order earns FREE books for Maktaba
  • Children can choose books they want to read

To browse the latest books: https://world-shop.scholastic.co.uk/schools/maktaba-childrens-library