Visits to Spain and Scotland with Erasmus+ program

Implementing the library’s Erasmus+ project in the field of adult education “International Qualifications for Innovative Library Ideas 3”, Panevėžys County Gabrielė Petkevičaitė-Bitė Public Library‘s specialists had two trips abroad: a job shadowing visit in Spain and a storytelling training in Scotland. A visit to Spain October 21-23 the team of Gabrielė Petkevičaitė-Bitė Public Library visited….. Read More


A visit to Hueska Municipal Public Libraries

On the 22nd of October Jurgita Bugailiškienė, Director of Gabrielė Petkevičaitė-Bitė Public Library, and Virginija Švedienė, Coordinator of Adult Education Activities visited Hueska Municipal Public Libraries and met their representative Alicia Rey Lanaspa to share experience and to discuss cooperation possibilities.  Hueska Municipal Public Libraries and Gabrielė Petkevičaitė-Bitė Public Library have established their sistership in the….. Read More

Atversta taktilinė liečiamoji knyga

The library participates in the international tactile book competition

We are glad that the library has created a tactile book “My Book” for visually impaired readers. The author of the book is librarian-methodologist Šarūnė Leikienė. This book will take part in the international competition of tactile children’s books “Typhlo & Tactus”, which has been organized since 2000. The parents of children with visual impairments, family members, educators, teachers, art students….. Read More

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


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

Rašytoja ir iliustratorė Kristín Ragna Gunnarsdóttir

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

Dvi mielos mergaitės skaito knygas gulėdamos ant grindų namuose

“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

Enchanted garden

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

Library Conversations: Krista Visas (Estonia)

The guest of the Library blog Geros knygos is our colleague Krista Visas (Estonia). Krista is the marketing manager at Pärnu Central Library and the vice president of Estonian Librarians Association. What measures were taken in response to the virus by public libraries in Estonia? What activities and services took place in Pärnu Central Library during the….. Read More