The Library Week in Jelgava will end with the Yard Festival

The Library Week in Jelgava will end with the Yard Festival
The Library Week in Jelgava will end with the Yard Festival

The Library Week in Jelgava will end with the Yard Festival

This week, Library Week is celebrated in Latvia. Its motto is “Libraries and reading”. Today, the library has become a center of cultural and social life, a place to acquire new skills and knowledge, learn media literacy, collaborate and meet. Also, educational and entertaining events are held in the library, however, the value of libraries remains unchanged. Celebrating Library Week in Jelgava, residents are invited to visit exhibitions and participate in the Yard Festival on Sunday, April 28.

2,237 readers are registered in the Jelgava City Library, its collection reaches 68,212 items, and in the first four months of the year, the library was visited 13,963 times. Miezīte library has 932 registered readers, the volume of the collection is 16,958 items, and this year the library was visited 4,419 times. The Pārlielupe library is proud of 1032 readers who have visited the library 4330 times, and the volume of the Pārlielupe library’s collection is 19,459 items. On the other hand, the library for children and youth “Zinītis” has 1,895 registered readers, the library welcomed 8,766 people this year, and its collection has 16,510 items. Therefore, the total stock of the Jelgava City Library and its branches reaches 121,139 content units in April this year – books, magazines, newspapers, audio/video, games, etc.

Jelgava libraries invite their readers to visit several exhibitions during Library Week.

  • Jelgava Art School students’ painting exhibition “Book” (in the Pārlielupe library).
  • Exhibition “Deichman family hedgehog collection” (in the “Zinitis” children’s and youth library).
  • Exhibition “Statesman, diplomat, lawyer Fridrihs Vesmanis” (in Jelgava City Library).
  • Ilze Haka’s knitted fruit and vegetable exhibition “To health” (Miezites library).

But at the end of Library Week, on April 28 from 12 to 3 p.m., the Jelgava City Library at Akadēmijas Street 26 invites Jelgava residents to the Courtyard Festival. Visitors to the courtyard festival will be able to play large-format games, fold origami, work in the sensory corner, visit the “Storyteller’s tent”, see the “Jelgava book publishers” exhibition, and the “Reader gives a reader” shelf will also be open during the festival.

Become a library reader!

  • Take an identity document (passport or ID card) with you to the library.
  • Fill out the registration form (children under 14 years of age need the written consent of one parent or legal representative – guarantee).
  • With your signature, you confirm compliance with the library’s terms of use and familiarization with the privacy policy.

You can also register at the library remotely – then you need to fill in the application form, sign it with an electronic signature and send it to the e-mail address [email protected].

The article is in Latvian


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