Quaint village library reopens after renovations

GOPTAPA, January 24 – The Goptapa village, nestled within the Aghjaler district of Chamchamal in Sulaymaniyah governorate, is home to a quaint library that underwent several renovations last year. The renovations were necessary due to the library’s age and deteriorating condition.

Established in 2011 by the Kurdistan Regional Government, the library was a response to a request from the Goptapa Village Awareness and Revitalization Committee. It serves as a reservoir of important local and public resources, attracting daily visits from villagers and those interested in learning about Goptapa’s history.

Alan Rauf, the director of the public library in Sulaymaniyah governorate, spoke to 964media about the library’s significance. “It has transformed into a cultural hub, offering space for public activities, conferences, and meetings,” he said. He also mentioned that the Deputy Prime Minister of the Kurdistan Regional Government Qubad Talabani had decided to refurbish the library, which has now finally reopened.

During the library’s reopening in Goptapa village, community members, including relatives of the village’s many martyrs, submitted a request to the governor of Chamchamal district. They aim to assemble a comprehensive collection of photographs commemorating the martyrs of Goptapa, further enriching the library’s historical significance.