Country: Greece

Description: Our library is the central library on the island Samos in the Aegean sea. It is an historical public library founded in 1859. It has 50.000 books, some of them are old and rare books and many paintings of local artists. We have children's and youth's sections, computers with free internet access, etc. We have a mobile library and a special section with books and publishings of writers or scientists of our island.

Type of library: Rural

Population served: Less than 10.000

Current library programs:
  • Activities for seniors
  • Activities in cooperation with other organizations
  • Conferences and seminars
  • Culture promotion
  • Health Literacy (healthcare workshops…)
  • Local culture (local heritage)
  • Reading promotion
Activities you want to do with your sister library:
  • Exchange of resources
  • Social media

Languages spoken by staff: Greek, English, German, French, Danish, Albanian, Russian, Bulgarian

Languages spoken by patrons: Greek, English, German, French, Danish, Albanian, Russian, Bulgarian

Preferred countries for cooperation: England, Germany, Denmark, France, Finland, Sweden, Ireland, Austria, Italy, Belgium, Turkey, Croatia

Searching partners for European program: No

Participating in any European Union program: No