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Number of sistership established: 2

Country: France

Contact: francoise.michelizza@ville-nice.fr

Description: Nice’s municipal library was created in 1811 and in 2002 it was granted the label BMVR – Municipal Library with a Regional Vocation. Today the BMVR is a major network of 12 public libraries open to all and serving a population of 350,000 inhabitants The network is open to the public an average of 50 hours a week. It is open from Monday to Saturday, with the Central library opening on Sunday too. Both access and loans are free in all the libraries of the network. The libraries cultural action is rich and varied : conferences, exhibitions, regular adult and youth workshops (coding clubs, handcraft, reading clubs, story telling, sustainable developement....) , as well as mediation work aimed at schools and students . The network also takes an active part in heritage conservation and shared conservation particularly of children’s books and music (the network owns the richest music collection outside Paris). The digitazion of its heritage documents is an ongoing task, some of the documents digitized are accessible on line through our website.

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Type of library: Metropolitan

Population served: More than 100.000

Current library programs:
  • Activities for children and young adults
  • Activities for seniors
  • Activities in cooperation with other organizations
  • Book presentations (also meeting with authors)
  • Celebration of ephemeris (Day of the library
  • Conferences and seminars
  • Digitalization and Preservation
  • Erasmus+
  • Exhibitions
  • Handcraft workshops
  • Library services for people with special needs
  • Literary workshops
  • Local culture (local heritage)
  • Music
  • Reading clubs (Book clubs)
  • Reading promotion
  • Science Literacy
  • Storytelling
  • Sustainable development
  • Technology Literacy (Digital Literacy)
Activities you want to do with your sister library:
  • Activities for children and young adults
  • Celebration of ephemeris
  • Digital Literacy
  • Digitalization and Preservation
  • Exchange of ideas and expertise
  • Exchange of information
  • Exchange of resources
  • Exhibitions
  • Joint conferences and seminars
  • Professional visits
  • Promotion of local culture
  • Reading clubs
  • Reading promotion
  • Social media
  • Staff interchange
  • Staff training
  • Storytelling

Languages spoken by staff: French, Spanish, English, Italian, Catalan

Languages spoken by patrons: French, English, Italian

Preferred countries for cooperation: Poland, Spain, Belgium, Croatia, Finland, Ireland, Scotland, Slovenia, Lithuania...

Searching partners for European program: Yes

Participating in any European Union program: Yes

Searching partners for European program: Yes

Participating in any European Union program: Yes