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Author: David De Giglio
The library of San Vito is located in a fifteenth century former convent. In addition to having a collection of modern books (about 24k), there are three special sections: the “ Emeroteca” offering reading newspapers, weekly and monthly magazines, the “Friuli Venezia Giulia region section (which gathers books about the region or written by locals) and the “audiobooks section” where you can loan audiobooks in MP3 format. It also has a historical section consisting of volumes dating from between the 16th and 19th centuries.
To be in step with the times the library is equipped with internet stations and free wi fi. Recently a new building has been opened, devoted entirely to kids, where they can go to study, with the help of the library staff.
Students can also try the experience of writing books or short stories and have them “published” and lent to the public. In fact when I was in fifth grade I wrote a short story about a fish and its adventure on the Tagliamento river (river that gives its name to the town), and it’s great to know that after 10 years you can still find the book in the library.