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Number of sistership established: 4

Country: Croatia

Contact: marina.krpan.smiljanec@gkkr.hr

Description: Krapina is a medieval town with a population of 8.500 residents while the wider community includes 13,000 inhabitants. Situated in a picturesque, hilly environment of northwestern Croatia, located about 50 km from the capital Zagreb. Krapina is the seat of Krapina-Zagorje County. The town is well known throughout Europe as a site of prehistoric man and modern museum. The Krapina-Zagorje county is characterized by high densities of medieval castles and fortresses of which one is in Krapina as well as a numerous churches. Attached Images Library history and legal status Librarian tradition in Krapina is very long. The first reading room was established in the period Illyrianist 1845. which, after some years disappeard. Over a century and a half in Krapina were also opened a number of reading rooms and libraries emerged as a result of active engagement of individuals-intellectuals. The establishment of the Public University 1962. library enters into its composition, where it will get old to the formation of the library as an independent institution 2006. In 2007. Library has acquired the status of the research and development library for the Krapina-Zagorje county, and in early 2008. began to work Reseach and development department, which coveres 12 public libraries, 32 libraries of elementary schools and 9 secondary school libraries. We count seven employees. About Library Through its programs, the library actively monitors developments in the city and county organizing meetings with writers, exhibitions, lectures, etc. Children's Department is organizing events for the kids throughout the year including the popular CCC workshop (story telling, drawing, painting, modeling and other forms of creative expression). Employees of libraries create their own children's plays, prepare them for costumes, set design, directing and writing the screenplay. With a library plays we guest at other libraries, schools and kindergartens. Special attention is paid to the local collection of the material which is subject not only to use the library members, but frequent exposure. In our work, the library collaborates with the local community, schools, cultural clubs, day nurseries, tourist offices, radio stations and other medias and others. Attention is paid to the continuous professional training of staff in the home, and other county libraries. The library extends to 800 m² and has 4 floors where are located: the Department for adult users, the Department for Children, Study Department, Local collection, so called Blue Hall (multipurpose hall for lectures, workshops, exhibitions), storage and office space for employees. In addition to print and non-print library materials to areas in our working conditions and training for all citizens of Krapina, especially pupils and students, does offer interlibrary loans, topical and bibliographic searches of our own collections and of other libraries collections. The library has 55,000 volumes of book materials, electronic and AV materials, toys, and is subscribed to a daily, weekly and monthly press. Communication with members and users other than directly carried out through facebook, e-mail and library web pages. (www.gkkr.hr)

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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
  • Book presentations (also meeting with authors)
  • Local culture (local heritage)
  • Reading promotion
Activities you want to do with your sister library:
  • Exchange of information
  • Exchange of resources
  • Social media
  • Staff training

Languages spoken by staff: English, German

Languages spoken by patrons: English, Geman

Preferred countries for cooperation: Finland, Portugal, Ireland, Belgium, Spain, Czech Republic, Poland, Romania, Slovenia

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