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Number of sistership established: 1

Country: Portugal

Description: The public library was opened in 2003 and serves one of the youngest municipality in Portugal and in Europe. Is an institution that provides quality services to the surrounding community, with the goal of creating and consolidating reading habits from childhood to adulthood. Also intends to encourage formal and informal education at all levels, promoting creativity, knowledge about the cultural legacy and encourages the appreciation of Arts and Sciences, developing in children and young people the ability to use the information as one of the principal means of access to knowledge, both in schools as, throughout life.

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Type of library: Metropolitan

Population served: More than 100.000

Current library programs:
  • Activities for children and young adults
  • Activities in cooperation with other organizations
  • Art promotion
  • Book presentations (also meeting with authors)
  • Conferences and seminars
  • Exhibitions
  • Library services for people with special needs
  • Literacy
  • Reading promotion
  • Technology Literacy (Digital Literacy)
Activities you want to do with your sister library:
  • Activities for children and young adults
  • Activities for seniors
  • Cooperation with other organizations
  • Exchange of ideas and expertise
  • Exchange of resources
  • Lifelong Learning programs
  • Literacies (non-formal education)
  • Reading promotion

Languages spoken by staff: Portuguese, Spanish, English, french

Languages spoken by patrons: Spanish, English, Portuguese, French

Preferred countries for cooperation: Spain, Belgium

Searching partners for European program: Yes

Participating in any European Union program: No

Searching partners for European program: Yes

Participating in any European Union program: No