The Pakistani teenager shot in the head by the Taliban for championing women’s rights has opened the largest public library in Europe.
Malala Yousafazai said she was honoured to take part in the ceremony at the 200 million euro project in Birmingham in central England.
“Let us not forget that even one book, one pen, one child and one teacher can change the world. Thank you so much,” the 16-year-old said.
The 31,000 square metre space contains 1.5 million books, including the city’s archives.
Since being attacked by Taliban gunmen last year, Malala has made Birmingham her home and she is now a campaigner for women and girls around the world.