25th EBLIDA Annual Council Meeting & EBLIDA-NAPLE Conference

2017 is an important year for EBLIDA, as it celebrates its 25th anniversary since its creation in 1992. For this reason, the topic for this year’s annual Conference, celebrated in cooperation with NAPLE, suits them perfectly: let’s rethink, moto for the Aarhus (Denmark), European Capital for Culture 2017. Public library in Aarhus, Dokk1, welcomes the 2017... Continue Reading →

Second year of cooperation  from Sisters Škofja Loka Public library Ivan Tavčar (Slovenia) and Public library of Panevežys (Lithuania)

Saša Ambrožič, from Škofja Loka Public library Ivan Tavčar in Slovenia has sent us some information about a new activity developed in cooperation with her Sister Library, Public library of Panevežys in Lithuania: February is an important month for both countries: we, Slovenians, celebrate our Culture Day 8th of February and Lithuanians celebrate their Indepandence Day on... Continue Reading →

Coordination of reading clubs: a proposal from Illescas Municipal Library (Spain)

Illescas Municipal Library is the last Spanish library to join the program. They’ve come out with an idea for an activity and are looking for other Sister Libraries to team up with them in order to implement it. In Illescas, their town (26,672 population), there’s  a very active community involved in reading clubs: there’s a... Continue Reading →

Libraries without Sisters: Vega‐La Camocha Municipal Library

Gijón is a beautiful and dynamic seashore city of Northern Spain. They recently modernized  the access to the cultural activities of the city by offering citizens, residents or not, the Citizen Card, a personal master key that allows access to many public services, libraries included.  The11 libraries part of the Municipal Library Network have substituted their traditional... Continue Reading →

Christmas and New Year is coming … also to libraries

December is characterized by the celebration of Christmas and New Year. Many libraries celebrate these days with different activities, such us reading recommendations, solidarity activities or storytelling to children. Send us a photo through Twitter with the activity related to Christmas or the New Year that you designed for your library by mentioning our profile... Continue Reading →

New Sistership!: Municipal Library Frenštát pod Radhoštěm (Czechia) – Illescas Municipal Library (Spain)

We are very happy to announce a new sistership in the Program: Municipal Library Frenštát pod Radhoštěm (Czechia) is now connected with Illescas Municipal Library (Spain), who joined the program last 7th June, 2016. They are working now in the design of the activities they’ll develop together, probably a parallel project involving their reading clubs. We’ll... Continue Reading →

Interviews with NAPLE Sister Libraries: Heikki Lahnaoja from Pyhäjoki Municipal Library (Finland)

Heikki Lahnaoja, is the head librarian at Pyhäjoki Municipal Library. He came to Madrid last  6th October to give a presentation in the Meeting on Small and Medium Libraries that took place in the Regional Library of Madrid. He came with Antero Tervonen, from the education and culture department of Pyhäjoki city council, who also gave a presentation. We've taken this... Continue Reading →

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