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Lithuanian Librarians Shared their Experience at the Event of Finnish Colleagues

Panevėžys County Gabrielė Petkevičaitė-Bitė Public Library (Lithuania) and Pyhäjoki Municipal Library (Finland), cooperating in the NAPLE Sister Libraries program, share their work experience in the field of library services, projects and various initiatives. On the 21st of April, 2022 at… Continue Reading →

Meet the bear at the library (Panevėžys Elena Mezginaitė Public Library (Lithuania))

Nordic Literature Week is a cultural project that has been running for almost three decades and takes place in the darkest time of the year – November 14-20. This initiative aims to foster the Nordic tradition of reading aloud and… Continue Reading →

Christmas smells in the library (Panevezys Elena Mezginaite Public Library (Lithuania))

Every year, the Children’s literature department “Žalioji pelėda” ( Panevezys Elena Mezginaite Public Library) shares Christmas joy with its community. In December the library invites you to read the Christmas story “Meškelionė“ (by Kęstutis Kasparavičius) about the Bear family trip… Continue Reading →

INTERVIEW: an Ocean of Opportunities: About The Blue Economy With Tom O. Kleppestø. Coastal Libraries Talking Blue conomy.(from Klaipeda City Municipality Imanuelis Kantas Public Library (Lithuania))

Author: Birutė Andruškaitė, September 22, 2022 Despite knowing that quotes are an old-school tool of expression, I want to start with a excellent quote, underlining the importance of water by Wystan H. Auden: “Thousands have lived without love, not one… Continue Reading →

What is the blue economy, and why is it important? Or: How a library decided to talk about the blue economy? (from Klaipeda City Municipality Imanuelis Kantas Public Library (Lithuania))

First, let’s get acquainted with the term “blue economy” – blue economy sectors include living marine resources, non-living marine resources, renewable marine energy, port operations, shipbuilding and repair, maritime transport, and coastal tourism. And the Green Deal, being a fundamental… Continue Reading →

Panevezys Elena Mezginaite Public Library at the City’s birthday celebration (Lithuania)

On September 9-11, the city of Panevėžys celebrated its 519th birthday. On September 10, Saturday, the Elena Mezginaitė public library also participated in the city’s birthday celebration. The library staff communicated with the participants of the celebration and presented their… Continue Reading →

Vilnius County Adomas Mickevičius Public Library (Lithuania) organized sustainability afternoons in the cosy courtyard of the old town (part 2)

Healthy tea and second-hand bookstores During two afternoons in the cosy courtyard of the library, situated in the old town, people were invited to visit tents where the second-hand bookstores “Juodas šuo” and “Pelėdų knygos” offered their books, also the… Continue Reading →

Vilnius County Adomas Mickevičius Public Library (Lithuania) organized sustainability afternoons in the cosy courtyard of the old town (part 1)

Library – sustainable organization by definition Vilnius County Adomas Mickevičius Public Library as one of the first libraries in Lithuania adopted the Sustainability Declaration. By this declaration the library engages to live a sustainable life not only inside the organization,… Continue Reading →

New Library! Jonava Public Library (Lithuania)

We are very happy to announce the incorporation of another Lithuanian library to the NAPLE Sister Libraries program. Jonava Public Library is a library service with branch libraries, it serves a population between 10.000 and 100.000 Jonava Public Library is… Continue Reading →

Library summer activities for kids at Panevezys Elena Mezginaité Public Library (Lithuania)

In June, the school year ends in Lithuania, and then everyone is happy about the summer vacation that has finally arrived. And what is a summer without entertainment! Panevėžys Elena Mezginaitė Public Library has five branches that offered children various… Continue Reading →

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