Monday, September 2, 2013

A 10-minute walk to the library!

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 Meitar, where I now live,  has a public library!  Yay!


The library building was built in 2003 with the help of over a million shekels from Mif'al Hapais, Israel's national lottery.
"You win, the country wins" is the motto of the Pais.
Since 1951, using the money people pay for lotto tickets, Mif'al Hapais has given more than  five billion dollars to funding of community projects all over Israel.
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(Linking to Our World Tuesday.)
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11 comments:

Kay said...

This is wonderful! I always love having a library. Right now, I borrow my books from the library with my Kindle which is utterly convenient.

crystal said...

I live within walking distance of my library too and visit there every weekend :) Your's has very nice architecture. Does it have a website that lets you access the collection via computer?

Petrea Burchard said...

You know I love that. Even Carnegie thought libraries were good things to spend his millions on.

Adullamite said...

A very good use of lottery money!

JM said...

Hats off to Mif'al Hapais! Good use for the money.

Sara said...

It is always a good thing to have a library in close proximity!

VP said...

Here comes a Meitar bench for my blog...

Gary Phillips said...

Good use of the proceeds!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Huldra said...

A library is like a treasure :)

Spiderdama said...

Wow! Great way to use the money. Nice building and I like this style with the stones.

Kay L. Davies said...

Wonderful use of lottery money, Dina.
K