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Number of sistership established: 3

Country: Croatia

Description: "Public library ''Viktor Car Emin'' Opatija was founded in 1950., and was opened for public in the fall of 1951. However, the library activities on Opatija's area date from 2nd half of 19th century when the croatian and italian reading rooms were founded, but the development of the reading activity in Opatija starts in 1888. with the institution of Society Zora, in whose activities also participated respected writers of local and national literary history. Due to the troubled historical times (World war I. and II.) in 1927. stop the Society's activities, but continues in 1945., which included the library activity. Since it's foundation in 1950., Library ''Viktor Car Emin'' Opatija changed it's status several times, working either as an independent institution or as a part of another social organisation. On July 16th 1993. Library got a permanent status as an independent institution. Our library is situated in the renewed building of the Cultural home Zora. Since 1996. it is runned by director Suzana Šturm-Kržić and it has 13 employees. Library in Opatija forms a central department with 4 branch libraries (Matulji, Kastav, Lovran, Mošćenička Draga). Library offers it's users a wide spread of belletristical and professional literature for children and adults, along with the children's department, department for teenagers, reading roomwith newspapers and magazines, study reading room, regional book corpus that consists of items connected with the wider homeland area and people related to it by birth or work and internet service.

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Type of library: Metropolitan

Population served: Between 10.000 and 100.000

Current library programs:
  • Activities for children and young adults
  • Activities for seniors
  • Book presentations (also meeting with authors)
  • Exhibitions
  • Language courses (and other activities for language learning)
  • Literary workshops
  • Reading clubs (Book clubs)
  • Storytelling
Activities you want to do with your sister library:
  • Exchange of ideas and expertise
  • Exchange of information
  • Exhibitions
  • Reading clubs

Languages spoken by staff: Croatian, English

Languages spoken by patrons: Croatian, English, Italian, German

Preferred countries for cooperation: Poland, Ireland, Portugal

Searching partners for European program: No

Participating in any European Union program: No

Searching partners for European program: No

Participating in any European Union program: No