CENL Event

16th August 2019

100 Years of the First Public Libraries Act exhibition opens at the National Library of Czech Republic

A new fascinating cultural exhibition from The National Library of Czech Republic.

The exhibition 100 Years of the First Public Libraries Act commemorates an important milestone of modern Czechoslovak librarianship / From July 22 – October 12, 2019.

Individual panels of the display show the importance of the legislative documents for establishing a unique network of local libraries in Czechoslovakia and its practical impact. The exhibition also features several eminent personalities, who either contributed to the preparation and development of concrete concepts, leading to the wording of the Act, or were authors of some parts of the text. It illustrates its implementing on the territory of former Czechoslovakia, focuses on minority libraries and also on “education of both readers and librarians.“ Display showcases present examples of contemporary literature from the collections of the Library of Library Science Literature, Librarianship Institute of the NL of the CR.

Find out further information here.