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Country: Spain

Contact: Manolo Sola. Email:

Description: Purchena Public Library (Spain) is a small but very active library in Southern Spain. They have a lot of experience in European programmes like Erasmus+, Purchena Public Library is also a Youth Information Office and a cultural center in the small town of Purchena, inland Andalucía. We develop several programmes about encourage reading and to offer cultural activites during the whole year.

Type of library: Rural

Population served: Less than 10.000

Current library programs:
  • Activities for children and young adults
  • Activities for migrants
  • Activities for seniors
  • Activities in cooperation with other organizations
  • Book presentations (also meeting with authors)
  • Celebration of ephemeris (Day of the library
  • Conferences and seminars
  • Culture promotion
  • Debates
  • Erasmus+
  • European information antenna
  • European Volunteer Service (EVS)
  • Exhibitions
  • Language courses (and other activities for language learning)
  • Lifelong Learning programs
  • Literacy
  • Literary workshops
  • Local culture (local heritage)
  • Music
  • Reading clubs (Book clubs)
  • Reading promotion
  • Storytelling
  • The EU week
Activities you want to do with your sister library:
  • Activities for children and young adults
  • Celebration of ephemeris
  • Cooperation with other organizations
  • Exchange of ideas and expertise
  • Exchange of information
  • Exchange of resources
  • Lifelong Learning programs
  • Literacies (non-formal education)
  • Professional visits
  • Promotion of local culture
  • Reading clubs
  • Reading promotion
  • Staff interchange
  • Staff training
  • Storytelling
  • Volunteer programs

Languages spoken by staff: Spanish, English, Italian

Languages spoken by patrons: Spanish, English, Italian

Preferred countries for cooperation: No preferences

Searching partners for European program: Yes

Participating in any European Union program: Yes