“Do good to yourself and the world – read!”: Croatian Book Month 2022
Croatian Book Month 2022, this year’s edition of Croatia’s annual national programme successfully promoting books and reading for over twenty-five years, opened on 14 October at the Biograd na Moru City Library under the slogan Do good to yourself and the world – read! Organised by the Zagreb City Libraries public library network under the auspices of the Croatian Ministry of Culture and Media, the Month’s this year’s edition addresses young people in particular and is thus joining the European Year of Youth 2022 initiative.
Like always, among the Month’s over 240 participants is also the National and University Library in Zagreb (NSK), which apart from traditionally hosting the awards ceremony of the Month’s national online quiz aimed at the promotion of reading (It’s Tough Being Young, 15 November 2022) will organise the following activities:
27 October 2022
Presentation and workshop:
Resources on well-being and self-help in electronic academic databases
2 – 12 November 2022
Croatian written heritage in school curriculum
10 November 2022
Project presentation: Reading is easy – with easy-to-read digital content!
10 & 11 November 2022
Waving late return charges initiative: Just return that overdue book and you will completely be let off the hook!
The Month’s nearly 1,900 programmes will be taking place until 15 November 2022 and include the celebration of Croatian Library Day, which is marked every year on 11 November.
Croatian Book Month has been organised by the Zagreb City Libraries public library network since 1995 to spotlight the social importance of books and reading and the significance in this context of libraries, as indispensable places in providing as wide as possible an access to books and in the promotion of reading, literacy and all related benefits, both for the entire society and the individual.