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The Library at Svetlina 1948 Public Chitalishte, Gyovren, Smolyan DistrictAn Open Window to the World
PartnershipSvetlina 1948 Chitalishte Library, Gyovren Ramadan Shanov, Scretary Sevgyul Shaibova, Librarian and Whitney Godby, Peace Corps Volunteer
HistoryOpened in 1948 as part of the chitalishteBorrowing room – 27 sq. m.Reading room – 27 sq. m.Book depository – 8 sq. m.
Information about the library Library stock – more than 4,000 volumes and 50 CDs Library stock catalogued and organized according to UDC Systematic traditional card catalogue and electronic catalogue Number of readers in 2011: 110 Number of users in 2011: 5,439 of whom 3,749 used computers
Global LibrariesThe library was selected to participate in the program at the first stage. It received three computers and a multifunctional device , one librarian staff position and training under the five thematic areas. 4 November 2010
Global Libraries Our daily statistics Users register their visits in a template form on their ownThe template form data are summarized in a tableResults are presented through a diagram on a monthly basis Computer usage in Svetlina Library 500 450 400 350 300 250 200 150 100 50 0 Посещения брой часове Потребители Linear (Посещения)
Activities Social activities Work with children Training courses Electronic catalogue
Social ActivitiesAssistance and advice to farmers in looking for EU programsNew library services – CV design, online job search, Skype conversations, e-mail communication and use of social networks like FacebookCopying servicesUsing the computers for lectures on healthy and safe work environment, drugs and AIDS prevention
Work with Children Martenitsa competition on 28 February 2012 Electronic quiz on Vasil Levski – 17 February 2012 Green Library in July
Work with ChildrenCorrespondence with children from the USATyping training with the Mavis Beacon programSpelling Bee competition
Work with ChildrenOur Nature and My Holidays international painting contests for childrenOnline search of school literature
Children on the InternetChildren use websites for educational and entertaining purposesThe www.dechica.com website with its variety of topics: mathematics, literature, music, science, painting, etc.
Electronic CatalogueAdopted in August 2011 during stocktakingAll My Books inventory software was usedEnables searching in the library stock and adding information about new books
All My Books SoftwareThe software also registers book loans.
CoursesEnglish language for grown-ups for childrenComputer courses for different age groups
Other informationWe donated 118 books to the library in the village of KasakWe received books from individuals, the Darian Book Project and the village of GyovrenWe organized presentations of workout methods – in the new gym.
FutureLook for book sponsorsEnrich the library stock with new Bulgarian and foreign language booksProvide a multimedia projector for presentations on topics of current interest in the gym and the libraryProvide innovative library services.