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Free-of-charge book lending service in Al Ain

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Free-of-charge book lending service attracts many readers in Al Ain

By Aftab Kazmi, Bureau Chief
Published: November 06, 2008, 23:23

Al Ain: Two expatriate women have pooled their efforts to promote the reading habit, offering hundreds of books to readers through an online booking reading club.

The free-of-charge book lending service has attracted dozens of people in the city with some of them now also willing to share their personal libraries for the community service.

Stephanie Shimko, an American teacher, and Humairah Irfan, a Pakistani IT professional, are even spending money from their own pockets on taxi fares to reach a book dispensing point. “This is our way of returning something we can to the society,” said Shimko and Humairah.

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