The pressing need to give a new meaning to the library and transform it in an information center and a place for social contacts and relax is the main long-term strategy for development of 'Pencho Slaveikov' Public Library Varna. We are looking for new opportunities for integration with similar public institutions.
Each participation in national and international programs and projects is intended for development of the library as a modern institution supporting people in contemporary world.
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New Transgenerational Visual Literacy Project introduces the concept of New Visual Literacy bringing together Youth and seniors to cooperate in a common framework and thus foster new transgenerational learning contents.
The project Digital Literacy 2.0 (DLit2.0) follows an ICT based train-the-trainer and qualify-the-users approach. It sets out to develop and implement training programmes for staff in non- and informal learning settings such as Public Libraries, community and care centres to enable them for the use of Web 2.0 and the provision of ICT based non-formal learning offers to socially disadvantaged and learning distant people.
Europeana Awareness is a Best Practice Network, led by the Europeana Foundation, designed to: publicise Europeana to users, policy makers, politicians and cultural heritage organisations in every Member State so as to encourage the use and contribution of content, raise awareness of cultural heritage as an economic driver and promote knowledge transfer.
A project for digitization of periodicals, postcards and photos related to Varna from the end of the 19th, early 20th century, which represents the bulgarian participation in EuropeanaLocal - a Best Practice Network project, funded under the eContentplus programme of the European Commission. Varna Digital Library project follows the EuropeanaLocal basic ideas on an access to local and regional content through the European Digital Library, since it presents the cultural and historical heritage of Varna town.
The main objective of the Glob@l Libraries Programme is to provide all citizens with equitable access to up-to-date, effective and quality information and communication services in public libraries.
A collaborative project between BARS Agency and the Regional History Dept. of the 'Pencho Slaveikov' Public Library, aiming to present the public development of the city through the most authentic documents – photos, and to save this development for the upcoming generations.
The 'Marathon of the Reading People' was established in 2003 on occasion of the 120th anniversary of the library. Its aims is to bring together the people from different professions and positions at one and the same day at different parts of the city for readning parts of their favorite books. The participants are children and teenagers, teachers, publishers and many, many others. The event became annual and related with the International Book Day – April 23rd.
In 2006 the library’s initiative spread throughout the country. The 'Marathon of the Reading People' was held under the patronage of Mrs. Zorka Parvanova. A lot of Bulgarian towns and villages took part in the initiative which became into National at the same year.