“It was the first intercultural library in Andalusia. It has been working as an intercultural library since 2003. We have books in Arabic, French and English because the district population comes from different countries.”
Nowadays, the library collection has over 36 000 books and newspaper cuttings about the Albayzín.
This library has more than 6 000 cosmopolitan users. “According to our users, this library is a sort of cultural lung for the district”, said the smiling librarian.
Moreover, the library collaborates with the schools of the Albayzín through a reading promotion programme. They also have a reading group for adults.
María Correa concludes smiling as always: “I don’t live in the Albayzín, but I love to work here. It is a really special district; the mixture of cultures enriches it.”