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Librarians attended a meeting organised by the Federation for European Storytelling (FEST) to discuss co-operation possibilities

October 5-6 Panevėžys County Gabrielė Petkevičaitė-Bitė public library’s staff: Director Jurgita Bugailiškienė, Project Manager Kristina Jakubauskaitė-Veršelienė, Head of the Cultural Heritage Research and Digitization Department Greta Kėvelaitienė remotely participated in a meeting with members and partners of the Federation for European Storytelling (FEST). The participants of the Nordic-Baltic storytelling network meeting discussed the possibilities of….. Read More

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Panevėžys region libraries are creating a network of storytelling libraries

Story-telling art, which is widespread in the world, is rapidly gaining popularity in Lithuania. Storries enter the Lithuanian scenes, are used in various forms in the activities of more and more institutions. Storry-telling methods help to create a safe, attractive space for the participation of different target groups, networking, problem solving, self-expression, learning. In order….. Read More

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Renowned Icelandic writer and illustrator Kristín Ragna Gunnarsdóttir: “The world would be much better if everyone read more children’s books”

September 13-15 The famous Icelandic writer and illustrator Kristín Ragna Gunnarsdóttir, who is the curator of the exhibition “Nordic Children’s Book Flood” visited Panevėžys County Gabrielė Petkevičaitė-Bitė Public Library. Kristín Ragna Gunnarsdóttir (b. 1968) holds a bachelor’s degree in comparative literature and a master’s degree in creative writing. Having written 10 books and illustrated countless….. Read More

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“A mobile game or a book? Both!”: presentation of the project promoting reading and social skills among pupils

Gabrielė Petkevičaitė-Bitė Public Library of Panevėžys County together with partners Klaipėda County Ieva Simonaitytė Public Library, Kaunas County Public Library, and Institute of Science and Culture in Norway has started implementing the project “Innovative solutions for promoting the reading of Lithuanian libraries for the development of social relations of children and youth with the environment”…… Read More

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Finnish children were listening to Lithuanian fairy tales

Panevėžys County Library (Lithuania) participated in one of the creative projects, coordinated by Terhi Virkkunen in the sister library – Pyhäjoki Municipal Library (Finland). Terhi worked in kindergartens, introducing to kids stories and fairy tales, some words and phrases in various languages: “I collected everyday childhood stories. Then, I edited them, leaving the main parts….. Read More

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Virtual visit of Croatian librarians strengthened partnership and inspired for new projects

On the 29th of March–1st of April 2021 a virtual job-shadowing visit of the librarians of the Rijeka City Library (Croatia) under the Erasmus + program took place in the Panevėžys County Gabrielė Petkevičaitė-Bitė Public Library. Although we have already become accustomed to the virtual communication format, we always think about the lack of live….. Read More

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Partner Huesca Public Library’s (Spain) Original Approach to Spread Positivity

Huesca Public Library (Spain) discovered an original idea to spread positivity in the time of the COVID-19 pandemic. As part of the annual San Lorenzo Festival held in Huesca on the second week of August, the library staff and visitors have gathered their creative efforts to make origami and spread some joy around various countries…… Read More