Municipal Public Library in Piekary Slaski (Poland) started an interesting project of cooperation among public libraries in Europe. Eight public libraries from Austria, Croatia, Finland, Italy, Poland, Spain, the Czech Republic and Turkey participate in the project “Library, I love it”.
Funded with support of the European Commission’s Lifelong Learning Program, the project aims to “expose the role of contemporary libraries in the life of local European communities as vital centers of lifelong learning”.
If you want to learn more about of this project and the activities proposed, you can visit their web page:
European librarians seem to love bikes: this is the second event linking bike riding and libraries this year: a few months ago, Mace Ojala presented the Cycling for libraries project and now, Dominika Paleczna sends us information about the Bicycool Library, a successful polish project (first edition was organised in May 2010 and in 2012 it was organised in almost 100 places in Poland) that aspires to be replicated in other European countries.
Follow them on Facebook or through their website: more useful materials will be released there, so make sure to visit regularly.
For further information you can contact Dominika Paleczna at firstname.lastname@example.org
This week in Sister Libraries, we have an important announcement to do: a new region is joining in! It’s Scotland.
You’ll also find the activities designed by four sister libraries: a couple of projects to bid farewell to the current year by the Allo Public Library (Spain) working with the Aleksandrow Public Library (Poland) and the activities scheduled for 2013 by the Salamanca Public Library “Torrente Ballester” and its Sister library, the Lousada Municipal Library in Portugal.
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We have reached 24 sisterships!! Congratulations to all the libraries participating in the programme. This time the sister libraries are the Korčula City Library from Croatia and the Kaunas County Public Library from Lithuania and both have established sistershipd with our most active library in the programme, the Municipal Public Library of Piekary Slaskie in Poland. We also have news from this library and its 7 sisters!
There is also a new library from Lithuania participating in the programme, the Povilas Višinskis Šiauliai County Public Library. With this new incorportation, the programme now has 62 European public libraries participating.
We have also added some news on our presence in the last IFLA Conference in Helsinki, and a brochure you can use to encourage libraries to participate in the programme. Do not miss it!
NAPLE Sister Libraries
Last week in the NAPLE Sister Libraries Blog we had the announcement of a new sistership in the Programme, this time between Public Library in Aleksandrów from Poland and Allo Public Library from Spain.
Remember you can check all the libraries participating here and the sisterships made so far here.
Last week in Sister Libraries Blog, Aleksandra, Director of Library in Piekary Śląskie from Poland told us that children from Arucas Library, its Spanish sister library, and Piekary Slaskie made bookmarks at the International Day of Books. Then they swapped them and also wished each other on occasion this Day.
Then the bookmarks were the prizes for finalists readership contest of the book “Anne of Green Gables”. If you want to know more details, click here.
Last week in Sister Libraries Blog, Aleksandra, Director of Library in Piekary Śląskie, told us in a post some of the activities her library is carrying out with its sister libraries. This time, she sends us the results and some photos of the International Art Contest for Children that was organised in May.
Furthermore, she explains another activity called “5 minutes for a book” in which its sister library Municipal Library of Arucas took part.
If you want to know more, click here.
Last week on Sister Libraries Blog we had very important news; it has been reached the amount of 20 sisterships in the Sister Libraries Programme!! The Aveiro Municipal Library from Portugal and the Regional Public Library in Krakow from Poland are the libraries with this honor.
We are happy of beginning this week with this good news. To read more about the first steps of these new sister libraries and about other activities Aveiro Municipal Library is carrying out, clik here.
Last week on Sister Libraries Blog, Loly León, the Director of Arucas Municipal Library from Spain, told us that they had prepared a collective reading with its sister library the Municipal Piekary Slaskie Library in Poland, to mark the celebration of Book Day next 23th April.
You can read more about this news here.
Last week in Sister Libraries Blog, Aleksandra Zawalska-Hawel, Director Municipal Public Library in Piekary Śląskie, has sent us a post about the art competition for children to which she has invited their 5 sister libraries to participate in .
On the other hand, we had a new pair of sister libraries! Public Library “Fran Galovic” in Koprivnica from Croatia and Sastamala Public Library from Finland have decided to accomplish a sister partnership.
You can read more about these news on the blog.