Every 24th October since 1997 the Day of the Library is celebrated in Spain. It’s an innitiative from the National Association of the Books for Children and Young Adults in collaboration with the Ministry of Culture and Sports. It seeks to give recognition to the public libraries and their work towards becoming a cultural meeting point and a tool for promoting cohabitation.
This edition took place in Oviedo, a region in Northern Spain where 2 very active libraries in the program are located: Vega-La Camocha Municipal Library and Castropol Municipal Library. The librarians of these libraries actively participated in the event commemorating this day, giving a presentation about the NAPLE Sister Libraries program where they shared their respective experiences.