Some of the best school librarians in the UAE have been recognised for their efforts in developing a love for reading among children.

These unsung heroes have been honoured at the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature with the ‘School Librarian of the Year’ awards.

The prestigious awards are presented by the Emirates Literature Foundation, in association with the Executive Council of Dubai,

The winners have been selected from more than 116 nominations across the UAE.

Mary Rose Grieve from Hartland International School Dubai came first in the private schools category, while Halima Khalfan Salem Alnagbi from Omair Bin Abi Waqas School for Basic Education, Sharjah was the winner in the public schools category.

Private Schools category winners:
First Place- Mary Rose Grieve, Hartland International School, Dubai
Second Place- Teejay Button, Raha International School, Abu Dhabi
Third Place- N Basavaraja, Garden City British School, Al Ain

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