The most active library in the Sister Libraries Program

Municipal Public Library in Piekary Slaskie (Poland) is the library that has more sisters, it has established 7 partnership with these libraries:

  • Arucas Municipal Library(Spain)
  • Vilanova i la Geltru Library “Armand Cardona i Torrandell” (Spain)
  • Iisalmi City Library (Finland)
  • Marko Marulic Split City Library (Croatia)
  • Kiri-kirjastot Library (Finland)
  • Korčula City Library (Croatia)
  • Kaunas County Public Library (Lithuania)

It is also the library that has planned more activities: “Book Illustrated by Children” with Arucas Municipal Library in Spain and “Following the footsteps of the insurgents 1863 in Lithuaniawith Kaunas County Public Library in Lithuania are just two examples

Piekary Slaskie is a town in the south of Poland, inhabited by almost 60 thousand people, representing a rich, 900- year-old history. Since centuries, the town has been inseparably related to coal extracting and coal mine industry. Economic, widely – understood changes within last decades, have transformed the appearance of Piekary Slaskie deeply; town authorities are considering tourism and culture as new sources of town development. You can see where is Piekary Slaskie here.

The library in Piekary Slaskie is facing up to the challenges of the 21st century. They are supporting the development of information society, moreover they recognize and fulfill educational and cultural needs of the local people – through these activities they also create a positive look of their library in a town environment. They are an institution of social confidence, having a strong influence on the society. They wish their readers used not only books or magazines but also could take part in a self-development and self-realization process, thanks to all forms of activity the library is offering them.

You can find out more about this library in the interviews to Aleksandra Zawalska-Hawel (its former director) , on their website and their facebook profile.

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