Long term investments in the development of facilities, increased operational budgets and staff development (salaried and volunteer) will ensure the long term goals of Books and more.
Books and More Facility
In 2017 we were forced to relocate due to the cancelation of a building lease. This was a stressful and traumatic time in the life of the library. Thus we began to look for more stable facility options.
In 2019 were were able to secure a building for purchase so that we no longer have to worry about having to move and possibly loose our connection to the people of Jordan. The funds for this purchase were accomplished through some very generous donations as well as two "mortgages" financed through individuals in the states.
The principle at the time of origination of these "mortgages were around $200,000 with payments running around $4,000 per month. As of October 2023 that has been reduced to approximately $125,000.
This site will also serve as a home base for future development goals that include building two additional floors on top of the current building and the development of possible satellite locations in downtown Amman, Jerash and Madaba.
BOOKS AND MORE TESTIMONIALS
“Thank you Books and more for everything,the cozy atmosphere,books and activities,hospitality and most of all the very nice people and their efforts to make reading such a healthy habit starting from early ages.”
“A great place to take your kids to learn how much reading can be a pleasurable experience. Very friendly staff and very safe place for children.”
“Lovely Library with caring, loving, friendly and dedicated owners! Great atmosphere and selection. Warm and cozy!”