Help secure the future of The Garden Library - we ask for your support
The Garden library has been serving the migrant communities in south Tel Aviv and the residents of the surrounding neighborhoods since September 1989.
The library, located in Lewinsky Park near the old central bus terminal, is operated by a large group of volunteers, and contains books in sixteen languages for both adults and children.
The library is the focal point for a variety of activities (Hebrew only): film screenings, creative workshops, children's story hours, community gatherings, music and dance performances (Hebrew only), and more.
The dark political atmosphere, rife with virulent anti-foreign worker and anti-refugee sentiments, makes it particularly difficult to solicit support and funding.
Many of you have participated, whether in action or in spirit, in the recent immigration-reform demonstrations. We would like to offer you an opportunity to take action to aid in this stronghold of sanity and hospitality.
Help secure the future of The Garden Library.
All donations, regardless of the amount, are most appreciated.
We would be delighted if you helped us by passing this message on.
We'll end with a true story:
A graduate student at Tel Aviv University recently interviewed an Eritrean refugee as part of his research on immigration. The student asked the refugee to describe the difference between his difficult life in Eritrea and his difficult life in Israel. The refugee's response? "Here I have a library card."
You can support The Garden Library through PayPal:
or by mailing a check to ARTEAM P.O. Box 8311, Jerusalem, 91082, or through a direct deposit to the First International Bank, Jerusalem Main Branch (#12), account name: ARTEAM - Interdisciplinary Arts, account number: 409-196967; and please email us the details at firstname.lastname@example.org, so that we may send you a receipt.
The Garden Library was established by ARTEAM - Interdisciplinary Arts, a non-forprofit art collective, with the aid of MESILA - an assistance and support center for foreign workers and refugees in the city.