Biblioteca di San Vito al Tagliamento – Pordenone, Italy

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Author: David De Giglio

San-Vito-al-Tagliamento.8San Vito al Tagliamento is a town in the Italian region Friuli Venezia Giulia, located about 80 kilometres northwest of Trieste and about 100 kilometres northeast of Venice.

 

 

 

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.

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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.

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Biblioteca di Cervignano del Friuli – Udine, Italy

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Author: Irene Kruse 

Cervignano del Friuli is a little town located in the Italian region of Friuli-Venezia Giulia, in the north-east of Italy.

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The town’s library is very intimate, serving a population of only about 14 thousand people. I got acquainted with the library when I moved to Italy a few years back. It was one of the first places my school took me to, since it’s within walking distance. We would go there for projects or conferences very often and there were frequent art exhibitions.

 

 

I remember we went to see a “book reading” performance, a show organized by a little theatre troupe to inspire children and make them understand the great emotions one can get from reading a book. The library continues to present performances like these. Lots of students go there every day to study:it has a very tranquil atmosphere. Continue reading