Central Public Library of Veria, Greece
Central Public Library of Veria, Greece

Veria Central Public Library


In 2010, Veria Central Public Library won the “Access to Learning Award” from Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation for embracing technology and developing a creative environment for the local community. The Library has been recognized as a “successful model library” for its creative use of information and technology services and meeting the social, educational and cultural needs of over 180,000 people. Every day visitors from the wider region of Imathia visit the Library. The collection includes 180,000 items (books, newspapers, magazines, sewing patterns, board games, tablets, kindles, foreign language learning methods, music CDs, vinyl records, DVDs, artworks etc.) The biggest part of the Library has been renovated due to the Gates Award. New spaces were created that combine traditional and innovative services: recording studio (Media Lab), a Maker Space equipped with a 3D printers, gadgets, telescope, weather station, an inspiration space, an open air reading room and much more.



News January 16 2024

2024 Dublin Literary Award Longlist Revealed

With books nominated by 80 libraries from 35 countries, 4 novels by Irish authors are in the running for the €100,000 prize sponsored by Dublin City Council
News November 28 2023

2024 Dublin Literary Award Judges Announced

Meet our judging panel for 2024 Dublin Literary Award
Video June 2 2023

Highlights from the 2023 Dublin Literary Award Ceremony

Katja Oskamp and translator Jo Heinrich win the prize for Marzahn, Mon Amour.
Video May 26 2023

2023 Award Winners in Conversation with Rick O’Shea

Author, Katja Oskamp and translator, Jo Heinrich in conversation.


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