Today we welcome Meath County Libraries, from Navan, Ireland, to NAPLE Sister Libraries! It is the first Irish library to participate in the programme!
Meath County Libraries ( @MeathLibrary on Twitter) serves a community with speakers of English, Irish, Polish, Latvian, Russian & Lithuanian. They are very active in social networks. You can find all the information about them and links to their multiple websites in the Libraries Section. Also, by clicking in its name in this post you can see directly its application form. Would you like to be Meath County Libraries’ sister library? Go ahead and read the instructions in the Libraries Section!
With this new incorporation we reach 69 European public libraries looking for sisters!
Are you interested in joining us? Would you like to have a sister library in other European country? If you are not participating yet in the programme, go ahead and read the Call tag to see what this is all is about. You have 69 European Public Libraries looking forward to being your sisters!
Today we have beautiful new pictures fromthe adults and children department of Iisalmi City Library in Finland!
We have received the report and pictures from Romana Horvat, director of the Daruvar Public Library (Croatia) about the Night with Andersen that we told you some time ago sister libraries Daruvar Public Library (Croatia) and the Municipal Library Český Těšín (Czech Republic) were going to celebrate for the second time. Here it comes!
To celebrate the International Day of children’s Book, Daruvar Public Library joined the project Night with Andersen. This world – wide manifestation exists for 13 years now, and its goal is to promote reading from the early age. The anniversary of Andersen’s birthday (April 2), celebrated on the last Friday in March (this year exceptionally in April due to an Easter celebration), is a unique chance for children to spend one night in libraries in their sleeping bags.
How about some sleep?
This was the second time that Daruvar Public Library and its sister Municipal Library Češky Tešin organized together a fairy tale sleepover in their libraries. During the year these two libraries cooperate closely on various library activities.
Employees and volunteers
Librarians from Croatia dedicated this year’s manifestation to one of the most famous Croatian writers Ivana Brlić-Mažuranić who created a series of fairy tales using names and motifs from the Slavic mythology of Croats. It was this that earned her comparison to Hans Christian Andersen and a title – Croatian Andersen.
On this special night in library, children read Ivana Brlić-Mažuranić fairytales, saw an animated movie based on her story called „Stribor’s Forest“, wrote postcards with her figure and made a picture book. In the end, children from both libraries watched together a theater play based on Hans Christian Andersen fairytale „The Ugly Duckling“.
Special thanks go to our hardworking and loyal volunteers from the Daruvar Gymnasium!
We have received news from Justyna Bździuch, from the Public Library in Aleksandrow (Poland) about some new activities they are doing with their sister library in Spain Allo Public Library.
Both libraries have started a programme for their reading clubs, where they are exchanging with each other names of authors and book titles that they will discuss in each library reading clubs in Aleksandrów about Spanish writers and books and in Allo about Polish writers and books.
Today we have beautiful new pictures from Kuusamo City Library in Finland.! The pictures have been taken by Ritva Niemeläinen and Pauliina Karjalainen.
Inside the library
Autumn at the library
Looking for fantasy
Teaching to use library
Sister libraries Tavernes Municipal Library (Spain) and Kuusamo City Library (Finland) have sent us some information on their recent activities.
First of all, they have got acquainted with each other’s literature. For instance, Ritva Niemeläinen from Kuusamo City Library made a presentation of Spanish author Ruiz Zafón’s books in the local newspaper Koillissanomat. Kuusamo City Library has also sent materials to their sister libraries. Kuusamo other sister libraries apart from Tavernes in Spain, are Krapina Public Library (Croatia) and Valença Municipal Library (Portugal). Ritva has also sent schoolchildren’s work for the libraries to have an exhibition.
Carmen Vidal, from Tavernes Municipal Library, tells us that they exchanged information and resources about books and preferences from their readers. They have also incorporated readings recommended by their sister library and Finnish authors have been promoted among their readers. They are already organinsing an activity with schoolchildren’s work that Ritva has sent. And they are also collecting their schoolchildren’s work about life in Tavernes to send to Finland.
We will have more information soon!!