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Number of sistership established: 4

Country: Lithuania

Contact: Virginija Švedienė. Email:

Description: Panevėžys County Gabrielė Petkevičaitė-Bitė Public Library is the main library in the northeast region of Lithuania. It has accumulated the biggest universal collection of publications and develops various cultural activities. We respect traditions, nurture historical memory, preserve what is most valuable to future generations. We accept everyone and are open to new ideas. We are looking for best solutions for our visitors, we are flexible and strive to build a positive relationship with our patrons. We are professionals in our field, developing leadership and striving for quality and improvement. We creatively connect different areas, implement technology to create progress and value for the community

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Type of library: Metropolitan

Population served: Between 10.000 and 100.000

Current library programs:
  • Activities for children and young adults
  • Exhibitions
  • Reading promotion
  • Technology Literacy (Digital Literacy)
  • Clubs (for senior people; young mums with babies)
  • Book clubs
  • Language clubs
  • Digitisation of written cultural heritage
  • Lifelong learning programs for adults.
Activities you want to do with your sister library:
  • Exchange of ideas and expertise
  • Professional visits

Languages spoken by staff: Lithuanian, English, Russian

Languages spoken by patrons: Lithuanian, English, Russian

Preferred countries for cooperation: No preferences

Searching partners for European program: Yes

Participating in any European Union program: Yes