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Number of sistership established: 1

Country: Spain

Contact: Manuela Busto Fidalgo. Email:

Description: Our library was created in 1922 when a young group of students from Castropol decided to create a library (Biblioteca Popular Circulante de Castropol) to give service to the area which combined small farms and agricultural explotations, and since then we are still providing reading and culture to the western part of Asturias. The Menéndez Pelayo Library area of influence is spread out throughout several parishes, some kind of districts in the rural area of the Council, and other Councils around us. We have 27,000 documents, free Wi-Fi access, Adult and Children rooms, Local room. Our library is the meeting point of our small community.

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Type of library: Rural

Population served: Less than 10.000

Current library programs:
  • Activities for children and young adults
  • Activities in cooperation with other organizations
  • Art promotion
  • Book presentations (also meeting with authors)
  • Reading clubs (Book clubs)
  • Reading promotion
  • Storytelling
Activities you want to do with your sister library:
  • Exchange of ideas and expertise
  • Exhibitions
  • Reading promotion
  • Social media

Languages spoken by staff: Spanish, English

Languages spoken by patrons: Spanish, English

Preferred countries for cooperation: Ireland, Scotland, Finland

Searching partners for European program: Yes

Participating in any European Union program: No