Croatian Library Day 2021

Objavljeno 11.11.2021.

On 11 November 2021 (grand lobby, 13.00), the National and University Library in Zagreb is hosting a special programme organised by the Croatian Library Association marking this year’s Croatian Library Day. The programme, which will include the 2021 Library of the Year Award ceremony, will be livestreamed on the Association’s Facebook page, as the central event of Croatian Book Month 2021, taking place since 15 October under the slogan Let’s make books the Croatian form of recreation!.

Croatian Library Day marks the anniversary of the passing of the first, 1960 Croatian library act, for the purpose of increasing the visibility of libraries and their activities and raising public awareness of the important social role and mission of all types of libraries – school, public, university and special.

Following the National and University Library in Zagreb earning the 2020 Library of the Year Award, this prestigious accolade for 2021 will be presented to Požega City Library.

The programme will include the launching of the Association’s Libraries always and everywhere! online campaign (Knjižnice uvijek i svugdje!), which will run until 15 November 2022, Croatian Library Day 2022, and invite all Croatian libraries, their users and citizens in general to join the Association in remaking the concept of (Croatian) libraries. Announcing the campaign, spotlighting the invaluable contribution of libraries to overall social development, the Association’s campaign team is sending everyone this important message: Libraries are public cultural institutions intended for all relentlessly in quest of knowledge, culture, education, science, creativeness and art. The needs and requirements of the wider society in relation to contemporary library services are rapidly growing and becoming more and more complex. Everyone interested in adding to the campaign their digital story will be able to do so online.

Visual identity of Croatian Library Day 2021, held as part of Croatian Book Month 2021, taking place under the slogan “Let’s make books the Croatian form of recreation!”.