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Ongoing Projects

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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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.



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.

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Marathon of the Reading People

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.