On April 3rd, at 10:00 a.m., at the initiative of the Embassy of Ukraine in the Republic of North Macedonia, the National and University Library, St. Clement of Ohrid, became a part of the Ukrainian Bookshelves project by opening a library corner dedicated to the Ukrainian literary output and Ukrainian culture. An official address by Mrs. Larisa Dir (Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Ukraine) and the Director of the NUL, St. Clement of Ohrid, Mr. Rahmetula Kuqi, marked the opening of The Ukrainian Bookshelf corner in the NUL, St. Clement of Ohrid.
The project is under the patronage of the first lady of Ukraine and was in the making long before the warfare in the country ensued. It includes the distribution of leading, current, and contemporary Ukrainian literature in original and translated versions to all the world’s leading libraries.By endorsing this selfless initiative, the National and University Library, St. Clement of Ohrid, affirms its role as one of the leading educational institutions in the country.
The project, Ukrainian Bookshelf, will be a permanent installment in the National and university library St. Clement of Ohrid – Skopje, dedicated to Ukraine, for all who are interested in the latest Ukrainian literary output and Ukrainian culture, but above all, for the many citizens from Ukraine that found refuge in our country because of the devastating events.
“Ukrainian Bookshelves will help both young and adult readers to get to know Ukraine and Ukrainians better, to get to know our history and philosophy. We want our friends in different countries to become even closer through awareness and understanding,” was one statement by the first lady of Ukraine, Olena Zelenska, at the launch of this initiative.