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Number of sistership established: 2

Country: Spain

Description: The Illescas Library is the third largest library in Toledo and the principal library in the Sagra Region, offering a range of general and specialised library services over 4 floors. The library is in the center of the village and located in the building where it was the old cinema, it is an amazing and magic place. The Illescas Library has been an essential provider of free books, information, ideas, and education and offers many free activities and regular courses about different cultural branchs for his community for more than 30 years, serving everyone from toddlers to teens to seniors. Founded in 28 january1985, and part of public library system of Castilla La Mancha since 7 years ago, bringing an extraordinary richness of resources and opportunities available to all. Serving more than 25000 habitants, the Library holds more than 40000 items, from books, e-books, journals, newpapers and audiovisual material (CDs, DVDs, Blue Ray…) Now, our library, is being transformed into true center of educational innovation and service, vital community hub that provide far more than just free books and materials. It plays a key role in closing the digital divide, specially for the people who don’t have Internet access at home and is becaming an important cultural and educational mediator, offering subsidized and free formation in learning languages, painting, drawing, dance, music, crafts, etc…

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Type of library: Metropolitan

Population served: Between 10.000 and 100.000

Current library programs:
  • Culture promotion
  • Exhibitions
  • Handcraft workshops
  • Local culture (local heritage)
  • Music
  • Reading clubs (Book clubs)
Activities you want to do with your sister library:
  • Exchange of ideas and expertise
  • Exchange of information
  • Promotion of multiculturalism and multilingualism
  • Reading clubs
  • Staff interchange

Languages spoken by staff: Spanish, English

Languages spoken by patrons: Spanish, English, Arabic

Preferred countries for cooperation: No preferences

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