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.



Audio June 11 2024

All About Books: Katy Conneely, Dublin City FM on the 2024 Dublin Literary Award Ceremony

In her 'All About Books' podcast Katy Conneely attends the Winning Ceremony of the 2024 Dublin Literary Award on 23rd May 2024 and provides some highlights of the ceremony
Video June 5 2024

2024 Dublin Literary Award Winners Mircea Cărtărescu and Sean Cotter In Conversation

Mircea Cărtărescu and Sean Cotter, winners of the 2024 Dublin Literary Award take an in-depth look at the winning title, Solenoid with Alex Clarke as part of International Literature Festival Dublin.
Video May 31 2024

Dublin Literary Award 2024 Winner Announcements Highlights

Romanian author Mircea Cărtărescu and translator Sean Cotter have been announced as winners of the 2024 Dublin Literary Award on Thursday 23rd of May, for the novel Solenoid.
Video May 8 2024

Alexis Wright – Praiseworthy Q&A

Q&A with Alexis Wright, one of the six shortlisted authors for the 2024 Dublin Literary Award in which she discusses her passion for libraries and explores the influences behind her novel Praiseworthy


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