The summer libraries of the Bilbao City Council return to the neighborhoods of Bilbao from July 5
BILBAO, June 28. (EUROPE PRESS) –
The summer libraries of the Bilbao City Council will return to the neighborhoods of Bilbao from July 5. With its program ‘Udako Liburutegiak/ Summer Libraries’, the Consistory will set up spaces with books, magazines, newspapers and activities to encourage reading in different neighborhood squares in the Biscayan capital.
Hand in hand with the Network of Municipal Libraries, this initiative will begin next Monday, July 5, and can be enjoyed until July 22 in Uribarri (Eskolako Landa), Zorrotza (Plaza del Mercado) and Elorrieta (Parque Elorrieta).
Subsequently, from July 26 to August 12, the summer libraries will move to Santutxu (Plaza del Karmelo), Errekalde (Plaza) and Miribilla (Jardines de Gernika). This service will be offered from Monday to Friday (except holidays) from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
The Consistory resumes this program with the aim of promoting the reading habit and the use of libraries among citizens in the summer period. With ‘Udako Liburutegiak/Libraries of Summer’, the opportunities to meet with books are expanded. In a special way, children will also have their space with workshops to encourage reading, games and storytelling.
In addition to its usual services –consultation, loan of books, CDs, DVDs, newspaper library, Internet access, etc–, the Bilbao Municipal Libraries, during the summer, will bring reading to the public who come to these spaces.
In this way, they will offer a reading service, so that novels, children’s and youth literature, books on leisure or self-help, as well as magazines and newspapers will be made available to the public. There will also be a book loan service so that the public can take home the volumes that interest them and return them within the stipulated period in the venue itself.
People who do not have a card from any library of the Public Reading Network of the Basque Country can apply for it right there. Finally, there will also be activities to encourage reading, with the organization of workshops, games and storytelling for children.