Cultural routes

Guidelines for planners of cultural routes

Cultural route is a project uniting different fields of culture, education, cultural heritage and tourism, which aims at development and promotion of one or more tourist itineraries linked to a historical route, cultural concept, personality or phenomenon of special importance, which is significant in promoting and respecting European values. Each project must have a clear….. Read More

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Library Conversations: Niko Cvjetković (Croatia)

Panevėžys County Gabrielė Petkevičaitė-Bitė Public Library has been partners with Rijeka City Library (Croatia) since 2018. Niko Cvjetković, the director of Rijeka City Library, has agreed to share a few insights about libraries, books, and reading. It is a great opportunity to learn more about libraries abroad! In 2019 Rijeka City Library was titled Library….. Read More

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Summer Reading Challenge begins

The first day of summer begins with the fifth annual Reading Challenge, which attracts more and more participants every year. The event offers fun reading assignments and those who complete them successfully, get a chance to receive a gift! About the project The Reading Challenge is organised in cooperation between the libraries of Vilnius, Kaunas,….. Read More

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Projects: Literary and Film Days are taking place for the 11th time

The annual project “Literary and Film Days at the Library XI” has started and this year the organisers offer a variety of film screenings. About the project “Literary and Film Days at the Library XI” is an ongoing project organised by Panevėžys County Gabrielė Petkevičaitė-Bitė Public Library. The project aims to promote the works of….. Read More

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Virtual LET’S TALK meetings challenge participants to leave their comfort zone

Due to the global COVID-19 pandemic, libraries lost the opportunity to interact directly with their visitors. This only seemed to further encourage creativity of the librarians and made some activities more flexible. Most libraries are currently trying to provide as many remote services as possible by keeping in touch with the existing users and attracting….. Read More

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More library reading rooms re-open from May 25th

We would like to inform you that more library departments start issuing publications and some reading rooms are re-opening from May 25th . The library users are welcome to attend and read publications at the departments and rooms listed below: Lending Department; Main Reading Room; Region’s Cultural Heritage and Informational Publications Reading Rooms (except Periodicals….. Read More


Lithuanian cultural heritage: nearly 13 000 images to be digitised in 2020

The Regional Digitisation Department of the library provides free scanning service of cultural heritage items (old publications, newspapers, manuscripts, photographs) to public libraries and memory institutions of Panevėžys and Utena municipalities since 2016. In 2019, nine public libraries and four memory institutions of Panevėžys and Utena municipalities used this service; they scanned 6578 images (from….. Read More


Lithuanian libraries are utilising 3D printers to support medics

Panevėžys County Gabrielė Petkevičaitė-Bitė Public Library joins other Lithuanian public libraries for a kind mission – printing protective equipment for medical professionals using a 3D printer. After testing and improving different models ‘Robotikos mokykla‘ (eng. ‘Robotics School’) developed a simple and functional design of protective face shields in collaboration with Lithuanian engineers and medical professionals….. Read More