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Number of sistership established: 2

Country: Spain

Description: Cal Gallifa library is situated in the municipality of Sant Joan de Vilatorrada, in the region of Bages, some 3 kilometres from the regional capital Manresa and 66 kilometres from Barcelona City the capital of Barcelona province in Catalunya. The municipality extends for some 16.25 km and its urban centre,that is built on the flood plains to the right of the Cardener River, is found at a height of 220 metres above sea level. At present the town has over 10.000 inhabitants and is considered the second most populous town of Bages after the capital of the region. The public library of Sant Joan opened to the public in June 1972. For the next 30years it occupied a building owned by Caixa de Manresa at a very central point in the city in Carrer Major. On 6th of April 2003 it moved to one of the most emblematic city buildings the Call Gallifa Civic Centre. It occupies the 1st floor of one of the most important textile factories that were installed in Sant Joan at the end of the 19th century, built in the year 1865 this building had the Gallifa family as its main patron and for this reason that we wanted to dedicate the library to that name in recognition of their contribution to the municipality.

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Type of library: Rural

Population served: Between 10.000 and 100.000

Current library programs:
  • Activities for children and young adults
  • Activities in cooperation with other organizations
  • Conferences and seminars
  • Lifelong Learning programs
Activities you want to do with your sister library:
  • Exchange of ideas and expertise
  • Literacies (non-formal education)

Languages spoken by staff: Catalan, Spanish, French, English

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

Preferred countries for cooperation: No preferences

Searching partners for European program: No

Participating in any European Union program: Yes

Searching partners for European program: No

Participating in any European Union program: Yes