Zadar City Library Announces New Programs and Activities for 2022

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Photo: Zadar City Library
Photo: Zadar City Library

The network of the Zadar City Library includes five city districts (Central Library and branches Aleksandar Stipčević – Arbanasi, Bili Brig, Crno and Ploča), the islands of Olib and Silba (library hospitals), a library station in the city district Bokanjac.

Considering that the library has the status of a county main library, the wider continental area of ​​Zadar County has been covered, since 2007, by a mobile library, Bibliobus, and includes 67 settlements with 77 stops.

As reported by eZadar, by organizing various programs and activities, developing and encouraging reading literacy, and increasing the availability of books, the Zadar City Library (GKZD) in 2022 continues to monitor the National Strategy for Encouraging Reading for the period from 2017 to 2022. Emphasis is on the continuation of the project for young people Get involved with books and start working on new premises – Youth Department and connecting the Library with the Youth Center building, the City Branch within the Providur Palace, and the beginning of the library station in Kožino. 

In the area of ​​the Providur Palace on the ground floor, a department of the City Library will be formed, whose book fund will be oriented to the heritage and culture of the city.

”In the especially challenging times of today, we are adapting to the digital world, promoting new technologies, new ways of accessing knowledge, promoting literacy, and reading in all forms, among which the classic paper form still plays a very important role. As our predecessors throughout history have created works in various materials and forms, librarians are finding solutions to provide knowledge in the environment of technology development and offer verified and reliable information to all users”, said director Doroteja Kamber-Kontić.

The Zadar City Library also deals with home delivery of books, performs the activity Ask Librarians (online reference service), helps children from low-income families learn, conducts a volunteer program Mentors for reading, promotes reading through the Croatian Book Month, and holds a computer course for retirees.

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