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

Library Conversations: Diāna Zuļģe (Latvia)

The guest of the Library blog Geros knygos is our colleague Diāna Zuļģe (Latvia). Diāna is a librarian at Liepaja Central Scientific Library brach „Libris“. It is always interesting to ask our foreign colleagues about the situation in their libraries during the COVID-19 pandemic. How is your Library facing the challenge? How do you reach….. Read More

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A special year dedicated to Gabrielė Petkevičaitė-Bitė

Who was Gabrielė Petkevičaitė-Bitė? A writer, an educator, a teacher, a philanthropist, a cultural and social figure, a feminist, a sister who was like a mother to her younger brothers and her sister, a caregiver for the sick and the vulnerable, a beekeeper, an herbalist. She was a woman who has overcome herself and the….. Read More

Library Conversations: Heikki Lahnaoja (Finland)

The guest of the Library blog Geros knygos is Heikki Lahnaoja – the manager and the head of cultural department of Pyhäjoki Municipal Library (Finland). Panevėžys County Gabrielė Petkevičaitė-Bitė Public Library and Pyhäjoki Municipal Library connected in NAPLE Sister Libraries program. Librarians in Lithuania would be very interested to learn about their new partner – Finnish….. Read More

Library Conversations: Diego Gracia (Spain)

The guest of the Library blog Geros knygos is the coordinator of NAPLE Sister Libraries programme Diego Gracia (Spain). NAPLE Sister Libraries is a cooperation programme for public libraries situated in any of the participating NAPLE countries/region that wish to find a partner or sister library in another country. The coordinator of the programme is Spain (Subdirectorate General….. Read More

Library Conversations: Britt Sanne (Norway)

The guest of the Library blog Geros knygos is our colleague Britt Sanne (Norway). Britt is a Department Manager of Tønsberg og Færder library. How do Norwegian libraries go about innovation in the situation, when the virus closes physical services and drives digital demand? How does the Tønsberg og Færder library adjust to the unusual….. Read More

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Lithuanian public libraries welcome people with autism

Public libraries are public institutions and should be available to anyone. However, in reality – it is not always the case. Parents who have children with autism spectrum disorder often avoid public places because in most cases those places are not suitable for their children. But public libraries in Lithuania, including Panevėžys County Gabrielė Petkevičaitė-Bitė….. Read More

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Library Conversations: Cinzia Puccetti (Italy)

The guest of the Library blog Geros knygos and the column Library Conversations is fellow librarian Cinzia Puccetti (Italy). Cinzia is in charge of educational and cultural projects of Bagno a Ripoli Public Library. Read the conversation and learn more about our colleagues! Italy was the first country after China to be invaded by the pandemic,….. Read More