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Country: Lithuania

Contact: Anžela Vasiliauskienė. Email:

Description: Panevezys City Public Library is an innovative, modern, environmentally friendly, consumer-oriented institution, providing free access to scientific or artistic diversity and new information technologies, developing the community, opening its members the world of knowledge, information and culture, an attractive, comfortable place for work, rest and self-expression. Panevezys City Public Library is one of the youngest libraries in the country - it was founded January 16, 1989. Currently the Public Library has three readers serving divisions – Book lending department, Information, Children's Literature Department "Žalioji pelėda“ and six branch libraries: two children’s libraries, three libraries serving children and adults and one library for adult readers. The public library is not only an information, cultural and educational institution, but a social institution as well. Traditional activities of the city libraries - information, reading promotion, organizing events are organically related to other activities: city libraries organize children's summer camp employment, run readers’ clubs, organize computer literacy training and implement community health projects. All public library branches have the most extensive access to the internet, including wireless internet. Next to the usual services electronic services are available too: document reservations, book keeping time extension, the use of an electronic catalogue and databases, request submission by e-mail and others.

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Type of library: Library service with branch libraries

Population served: Between 10.000 and 100.000

Current library programs:
  • Activities for children and young adults
  • Art promotion
  • Book presentations (also meeting with authors)
  • Culture promotion
  • Local culture (local heritage)
  • Reading promotion
  • Technology Literacy (Digital Literacy)
Activities you want to do with your sister library:
  • Activities for children and young adults
  • Exchange of ideas and expertise
  • Exchange of resources
  • Reading promotion

Languages spoken by staff: Lithuanian, English, Russian

Languages spoken by patrons: Lithuanian, English

Preferred countries for cooperation: Latvia,Estonia, Poland, Finland, Sweden, Norway, Bulgaria, France, Germany, Slovenia, Czech Republic, Slovakia

Searching partners for European program: Yes

Participating in any European Union program: No