The library of the year is the Local Public Library in Prague-Dolní Chabre

Update: 04.10.2022 12:14

Prague – The Local Public Library in Prague-Dolní Chabre became the Library of the Year 2022. In this year’s competition, the basic library won the category. The prize is associated with a reward of 70,000 crowns. Special awards in this category went to the Smrčná Library in Jihlavsk and the Choltice Town Library in Pardubice. Minister of Culture Martin Baxa (ODS) presented the prizes to library representatives in Prague’s Klementin.

The National Library of the Czech Republic won the main prize in the information initiative category for publishing the publication How to manage a library: a handbook for beginning library managers/directors. A special award in this category for a significant achievement went to the Litomyšl Ta Bozena! Municipal Library project. The award in the basic library category is primarily intended for libraries in small municipalities where volunteer librarians work, as an expression of public recognition of this work. The prize in the category of significant achievement in the field of providing public library and information services is given to the operator of the library or its employee.

The Municipal Library of the Year 2022 award, which is awarded by the Union of Librarians and Information Workers of the Czech Republic and the Union of Cities and Municipalities of the Czech Republic, was won by the Municipal Library of Frýdek-Místek from the Moravian-Silesian Region. The prizes were presented by the chairman of the Union of Librarians and Information Workers, Roman Giebisch, and the executive director of the Union of Cities and Towns of the Czech Republic, Radka Vladyková.

Awards have been given to libraries and librarians by the Minister of Culture since 2003. There are about 5,500 libraries and several hundred of their branches in the Czech Republic. On a global scale, it is the densest network. According to statistics from the Library Institute in the Czech Republic, half of children and a third of adults go to libraries.

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