A three-day public event occuring at the Ithra Library in Dhahran, the King Fahd National Library in Riyadh and iRead Library at the first secondary school in Tabuk designed to inspire people to read and to build reading stamina, as well as announcing Ithra's commitment to planting a tree for every 100 pages read, as a contribution to the Saudi Green Initiative. The goal is to reach a total of 200,000 pages and plant 2,000 trees.


Riyadh Riyadh


14th January 2023

1:00 PM - 8:00 PM


Arabic, English

Riyadh - King Fahd National Library

Dharhan Dharhan


14th January 2023

9:00 AM - 10:00 PM

All Ages

Arabic, English


Tabuk Tabuk


14th January 2023

9:00 AM - 10:00 PM · 13 hrs

All Ages

Arabic, English

Tabuk - iRead Library at the first secondary school


How can I participate in the marathon?

You can participate by visiting us at the Ithra Library in Dhahran, or at the King Fahad National Library in Riyadh, or at the reading library in the First High School in Tabuk. After that, you must register your information to receive the marathon booklet.

Should I visit one of the three libraries to participate at the marathon?

Yes, the participation should be at one of the three libraries to count the reading pages.

Does the marathon target a specific age?

No, participation is open for all ages.

Should I read Arabic books only?

No, you can read in any language.

What kind of books can be read when participating?

You are welcome to read any of the available books in the marathon libraries. The participant can bring their own book, but the reading should be done at one of the three libraries.

Can I participate by reading more than one book?

Yes, you can.

Should the 100 pages be from the same book?

No, the pages can be read from different books.

When should I start participating?

You can visit us on Thursday, Friday and Saturday (January 12-14, 2023), during each library’s working hours.

Can I participate in different days?

Yes, you can.

How could the read pages be counted?

The participant will register his/her information before starting the marathon at the reception area. Then, the number of read pages will be written down at the booklet. After reading, the participant must visit the reception to register the number of pages. The participant will receive the type of medal based on number of pages.

Will I plant the tree by myself after finishing the number of pages?

No, the Center will count and plant the number of trees at the end of the marathon.

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