Lithuanian Public Libraries Encourage Citizens Go Volunteer!

Over 350 Lithuanian public libraries will take part European volunteering marathon, initiated by public agency ‘European information centre’ during the European Year of Voluteering 2011. Citizens are invited to libraries to help in everyday library activities – shelving books and periodicals, organizing events, assisting users in learning ICT skills. There are more specific requests from libraries, for example, one looks for a volunteer who may teach librarians computer design skills. It is anticipated that to the end of year participating libraries will attract over 3000 volunteers. This cooperation may grow into long-term partnership and strengthen foundation of civil society.

The Project ‘Libraries for Innovation’ (Bibliotekos pažangai) that is implemented by Martynas Mažvydas National library of Lithuania provides coordination and support to public libraries that became a hosts for volunteers. Here is the list of participating libraries:

More information available in Lithuanian at:

Ramune Petuchovaite 
Senior Specialist, Ministry of Culture 

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