PBBY Contacts

The PBBY Administrative Committee is formed of the following members: Dr Sharif Kanaana, Prof of Anthropology (Advisor). Jehan Helou, Non-Formal Education and Social Work - President. Mary Fasheh, Senior Librarian - Vice President. Arham Damen, Arabic Teacher & Specialist in Children’s (...)


The International Board on Books for Young People - Palestinian Section (PBBY) is pleased to launch its website The aim of our PBBY website is to connect effectively with our members, friends and friends to be. We believe that the dissemination of information about our activities, outcomes, (...)


Most recent articles

Report by al-Ataa librarian on the destruction

Saturday 30 August 2014 by admin
Report by the al-Ataa librarian on the Damages of al-Ataa Charitable Society and library as a result of Israeli Aggression on Gaza 2014 All the Darkness in the World Cannot Hide the Light of a Beaming Candle Introduction: Al-Ataa Charitable society was established in 2000 in Beit Hanoun. (...)

Short Report : al- Ataa Librarian

Saturday 30 August 2014 by admin
Special Report by the librarian Abla Hamad on her Displacement The attack did not leave anybody from its fiery rockets. The Librarian, Abla Hamad, suffered like all the other citizens. She lives in Beit Hanoun, and being very close to the danger, she had to leave her home with her family and (...)

Palestine in Asia-Africa-Oceania Newsletter No.7

Tuesday 26 August 2014 by admin
IBBY Asia-Africa-Oceania Newsletter, August 2014 Palestine: Aggression on Gaza- Aggression on IBBY Libraries These last weeks and these days are dreadful and extremely sad. Our people in Gaza are living a permanent horror with sleepless nights as they are facing death, loss, destruction, (...)

News from Gaza: 12 August 2014

Thursday 14 August 2014 by admin
http://www.ibby.org/index.php?id=257 The IBBY library in Beit Hanoun was housed in the building of the al-Ataa Society. In April 2013 the IBBY President visited the centre in Beit Hanoun. He went with the President of IBBY Palestine, the President of the IBBY Trust and the IBBY Executive (...)

Is the Convention on the Rights of the Child, Dead in Gaza?

Friday 8 August 2014 by admin
Israeli Aggression IBBY Children Library a ‘Safe Haven’ Completely Destroyed! IBBY Library in Beit Hanoun and al- Ata’a Community Based Center hosting it, are completely destroyed! This successful library which promoted love of books, supported literacy and was a ‘Safe Haven’ for the children and (...)

Les bibliothèques d’IBBY à Gaza / Agression Israélienne

Thursday 7 August 2014 by admin
19/7/2014 Les régions des deux bibliothèques d’IBBY situées dans les zones frontalières (Rafah et Beit Hanoun) ont été lourdement bombardées par l’armée israélienne, des milliers de Palestiniens qui y vivent ont été déplacés. Les deux zones sont maintenant des zones militaires après l’invasion israélienne (...)

Compte rendu de IBBY concernant la situation actuelle à Gaza. (French)

Thursday 7 August 2014 by admin
Lettre ouverte du Président de la Fondation IBBY Compte rendu de IBBY concernant la situation actuelle à Gaza. IBBY (The International Board on Books for Young people/Union internationale pour les livres de jeunesse, une association à but non lucratif créée pour développer la littérature pour la (...)

UPDATE IBBY Libraries in Gaza

Tuesday 22 July 2014 by admin
Latest News UPDATE IBBY Libraries in Gaza19/7/2014 The two IBBY library areas that are border areas (Rafah and Beit Hanoun) have been heavily bombarded by Israeli military, thousands of Palestinians living there have been displaced. The two areas are now military zones after the Israeli land (...)

IBBY Statement Regarding the Current Situation in

Tuesday 22 July 2014 by admin
IBBY Statement Regarding the Current Situation in Gaza The International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY) was established shortly after the close of World War II. IBBY’s founder, Jella Lepman, believed that books could build bridges of understanding and peace between people. The (...)

Report: Jul-Dec 2013

Friday 11 April 2014 by admin
Children in Crisis- Gaza Palestine July-December 2013 PBBY project in Gaza was significant because it was implemented at a most difficult period of tight siege on Gaza, with extreme shortage of food, electricity and fuel. Things got worse with severe weather and flooding. In addition to (...)

Writings of Children with Hearing Impairment

Sunday 16 February 2014 by admin
Stories about their lives, aspirations and about life in Gaza* Stories written by children with hearing impairment about their life and aspirations* I Like to Be Name: Abdallah Khalil Kallab Age: 14 years I wish for myself and others to live in love and dignity. I wish that the world is (...)

Thanks and Appreciation

Monday 10 February 2014 by admin
PBBY extends its deepest thanks and appreciation to all those who supported our membership embraced or facilitated our work, or supported PBBY Children in Crisis project in Gaza, Occupied Palestine. We especially extend our thanks to the following organizations: International Board on Books for (...)


Monday 10 February 2014 by admin
What is IBBY? The International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY) is a non-profit organization which represents an international network of people from all over the world who are committed to bringing books and children together. Mission to promote international understanding through (...)

Elected again to IBBY’s EC

Monday 10 February 2014 by admin
In IBBY’s 32nd Congress in Santiago de Compostela Spain in 2010. Jehan Helou was re-elected to IBBY’s EC Committee, which is composed of 10 members. Each member is permitted to serve for two terms only, each for two years IBBY Website posted this on EC members: Jehan Helou (Palestine) was (...)

Elected to IBBY’s EC

Monday 10 February 2014 by admin
IBBY’s 31st Congress, convened in Copenhagen in 2008. The Congress Theme was Stories in History-History in Stories Four PBBY members attended the Congress Dr. Kanaana and Arham Damen chairwoman of Tamer Institute Safa Abu Asab from diakonia and Jehan Helou who was elected to the EC Committee (...)

Palestine Declared IBBY Section

Monday 10 February 2014 by admin
Palestine was officially declared the 65th IBBY Section, during the Children’s International Bologna Book Fair, April 2003. Nilima Sinha (India), IBBY’s Vice President and Chair of the Membership Subcommittee at that time said: “ .. In these difficult and painful times, when children are (...)

IBBY UK: Motion to Accept Palestinian Section in 2002

Monday 10 February 2014 by admin
Background statement by IBBY UK: Some members of the British Section of IBBY, under the auspices of the British Council, have had the privilege over the last two years of working with Palestinian organizations that are bravely struggling, in the most difficult conditions, to promote the (...)

Activities in the library

Monday 10 February 2014 by admin
Activities at AL-Ataa library- Beit Hanoun.

Al Shawka: Draw & Play

Monday 10 February 2014 by admin
A group of children and a librarian at Al-Shawka library are drawing and playing.

Librarians’ Training

Monday 10 February 2014 by admin
Training of librarians and volunteers in animation activities in children libraries Gaza: 13/12 - 18/12/ 2008 Preparation The training was supposed to be implemented few months before it did. IBBY Palestine (PBBY) was hoping the Israeli siege on Gaza would ease up and the training in (...)

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