Traditions and Innovations in the Small Public Library
TRADITIONS AND INNOVATIONS IN
THE SMALL PUBLIC LIBRARY
Stambolovo municipality is situated on the
territory of Haskovo district and its area totals
277 sq. km. It is part of the northeast Rhodope
Mountains, 22 km away from the district center.
It is a corner of our country that is favored by
nature, a land of rich history and favorable
SOME OF THE PICTURESQUE NATURAL LANDSCAPES
THE ARDA RIVER’S FERTILE
VALLEY THE ARDA RIVER
The virgin nature in the Arda River’s valley
hosts valuable and rare birds, reptiles and
On the territory of Stambolovo municipality, habitats
of the protected Astragalus thracicus or Astracantha
thracica species included in Bulgaria’s Red Book were
The lands of Stambolovo municipality
have been populated since ancient times
and are rich of archeological monuments –
Thracian cult sites, tombs, etc.
Many Thracian rock niches and shrines have
been found in the municipality.
But what would be the land without people –
our biggest wealth!!!
Ten chitalishte institutions function on the territory
of Stambolovo municipality and provide committed and
unfailing services. Libraries make an inseparable part of
them. In the past, they started with several books on
small dusty shelves and today, our libraries store
thousands of volumes.
Working with children and educating them to
love books and reading has been a priority in
our activities throughout the years.
CHILDREN VISIT FAIRY TALE WORLDS WITH THEIR
FAVORITE CHARACTERS DURING THE WEEK OF
SCHOOLCHILDREN ARE HAPPY TO VISIT THE LIBRARIES …
THE LIBRARY IS ALSO A PLACE FOR MEETINGS OF GENERATIONS
TODAY LIBRARIES ARE NO LONGER
WHAT THEY USED TO BE…
• The libraries at the chitalishte in the villages of
Stambolovo, Silen and Zhalti Bryag were included in
the Glob@l Libraries – Bulgaria Program under Stage
• On 18 May 2011, the information centers with
the computers provided under the program
ensuring easy and equitable access to global
network resources were opened.
• For each of the libraries, this day was a
OPENING OF THE INFORMATION CENTER AT THE LIBRARY AT
HRISTO BOTEV 1926 PUBLIC CHITALISHTE IN THE VILLAGE
The guests were welcomed with bread and
THE FIRST CONTACT WITH THE COMPUTER ON THE
THE OPENING OF THE INFORMATION CENTER AT THE
LIBRARY AT RAZVITIE 1946 PUBLIC CHITALISHTE IN THE
VILLAGE OF SILEN
THE OFFICIAL OPENING OF THE INFORMATION CENTER
AT THE LIBRARY AT SAZNANIE 1890 PUBLIC CHITALISHTE
IN THE VILLAGE OF ZHALTI BRYAG
The Glob@l Libraries – Bulgaria Program brought in new
life for the small libraries, allowing them to become a
factor for social change and centers of knowledge.
The library, modern in its traditions,
is a place for actual meetings and events for people
The materials of the Ministry of Health on
psychotropic substances and limiting transport
traumatism and road accidents were presented in
the information centers.
The training modules under the Global Libraries
Program contributed to the enhancement of
library staff’s qualification and professional skills.
Information and communication
Public Library Management
Librarians implement gained knowledge and skills
in their day-to-day work with users.
Today, we witness how the modern library
preserves its traditional functions for development,
preservation and distribution of tangible and
spiritual cultural heritage.
Ethnographic collection, village of
The traditional folklore group at Saznanie 1890 Public
Chitalishte in Zhalti Bryag performs authentic songs and
dances from Western Thrace and Zhalti Bryag.
With the project “Thracian Songs and
Dances: Our Wealth, Pride and Care”
The group was chosen to
represent Haskovo district
in the “Living Treasures
Bulgaria 2012” national
program for non-tangible
The library halls are often transformed into
Landscape exhibition of Ivan Chaushev
THE CHITALISHTE AND THE LIBRARIES IN STAMBOLOVO
MUNICIPALITY WORK FOR THE PRESERVATION, DEVELOPMENT
AND EXTENSION OF CULTURAL LIFE, BULGARIAN CUSTOMS AND
THE VINE GROWER’S DAY
BABA MARTA IS TYING MARTENITSAS ON CHILDREN’S HANDS FOR
HEALTH, STRENGTH, GOOD LUCK AND IS LISTENING TO SONGS AND
POEMS DEDICATED TO HER AND SPRING
WELCOMED IN EVERYONE’S HOMES
ON LAZARUS SATURDAY, THE VILLAGES ECHO WITH
LAZARUS GIRLS’ SONGS AND LAUGHTER
DAY HAS BECOME A
ALL ENSEMBLES AND GROUPS FROM
STAMBOLOVO MUNICIPALITY CELEBRATE ON
ONE STAGE ON AMATEUR ART DAY
THE STAGE IS A PLACE FOR THE YOUNG AND THE ADULT
Every day, we develop and enrich our
activities to stand up to the challenges of
time, meet people’s needs of spirituality
and culture, preserve and extend our
people’s traditions and provide access to
knowledge and information to citizens.
In the dynamic 21st century, we, small
chitalishte libraries from Stambolovo
municipality, stand firm on the
foundations of tradition and confidently
plan our future development because
we are part of a united, big and strong
family – the family of the GLOB@L
LIBRARIES – BULGARIA.
When the best holidays knock on your door,
meet them with faith and a beautiful
smile and they will pay you back with
health, happiness and good luck
throughout the year!
Dear colleagues, we wish you:
MERRY CHRISTMAS AND
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!