MUSCAT: The Sindbad Children’s Mobile Library (SCML) will begin touring various sites of the Salalah Tourism Festival from Monday.

The drive aims to inculcate the habit of reading among children. According to a press release, this is the second time the mobile library is making an appearance at the Salalah festival.

It will visit festival sites in Itin, Mirbat, Taqah and the Visitor Welcome Centre in Dahariz. There will be story telling sessions in Arabic at each site, and in English, if required. Games and colouring activities related to stories told will be conducted, giving participants an opportunity to win prizes.

Sindbad box

The library will also be selling Arabic and English books at highly subsidised rates. Paperbacks will be priced 500bz and hardbacks will be available for RO1. The tour concludes on August 10.