About the project
The Leo Model Library is a major public library serving the Gilo neighborhood. The facility includes a 30,000-volume lending library, a multi-media room and a reference room, and offers many programs, including a popular weekly story hour.The library has approximately 4,000 users, 2/3 of whom are children. The Jerusalem Foundation established the library in 1985 and since then has supported renovations, including the creation of a multi-media center, and the purchase of books and equipment. In 1996, it supported a children’s book fair that drew 1,500 neighborhood residents and included performances, reading activities and a subsidized book sale. The library is part of a complex of Jerusalem Foundation-supported facilities in Gilo Alef, the first area built in Gilo in 1972, that also includes the Esther Greenberg School and the Adi Yaffe Gilo Community Center.