Reading provides our mind with nourishment. To access the world’s knowledge through books, magazines, newspapers and the Internet, we must have the ability to read well and become self-educated. Parents should encourage their children by reading to them especially before bed-time, since reading during the early years ensures that children have a better opportunity to become creative.Membership rates for public libraries in DubaiFortunately Dubai Culture and Arts Authority has some well-stocked public libraries in Dubai (equipped with Arabic and English reading material) which charge a very nominal rate for child, individual, family and corporate membership. Individual and family subscription fee is only AED 50 valid for 5 years besides a refundable security deposit of AED 150 (for individuals) and AED 200 (for families). Child membership (age 1 to 12 years) is free with only a deposit of AED 75. All public libraries have a separate children’s section with a reading hall, activity room and audio-visual facilities.