Syrian teens get acquainted with Windsor Public Library

Syrian teens attending a summer camp here in Windsor got acquainted with the main branch of the Windsor Public Library Thursday.
Syrian kids have lost a lot of school time due to the war in Syria and the library will help them get caught up on their studies. (Dale Molnar/CBC)

Syrian teens attending a summer camp here in Windsor got acquainted with the main branch of the Windsor Public Library Thursday.

The camp is helping them get accustomed to life in Windsor after coming here just months ago as refugees from war torn Syria.

"They said, 'wow! Is that a library?' They were amazed by the sized of it.The display of it," said Hiba Hijazi, the organizer of the summer camp.

Hijazi says the teens, 13-19, are likely to take out DVD's and books written in Arabic.

She says the kids have lost a lot of school time due to the war in Syria and the library will help them get caught up on their studies.

She says the library will also be a good resource in helping them learn English.

During the tour the teens also got their first WPL library cards.