UN OFFICE IN ARMENIA AND THE NATIONAL LIBRARY OF ARMENIA DONATE BOOKS FOR COMMUNITY LIBRARIES

ARMRADIO.AM
19.04.2010 10:11

UN Office in Armenia donated more than 6 000 UN publications to the
National Library of Armenia with the aim to disseminate the books
within the community libraries of Armenia.

This initiative was supported by the UN Department of Public
Information (UN DPI) together with the National Library of Armenia
within the framework of " Library Week in Armenia" (from 12 to 19
April) and World Book and Copyright Day (April 23).

Dafina Gercheva, UN Resident Coordinator said: "Community libraries
are often the only cultural hubs in some Armenian cities and they
are lacking funding and new stocks. The difficult situation of these
community libraries is in the focus of UN DPI and we are happy to
support efforts of the National Library of Armenia and the Library
Association. Now journalists, students, municipal authorities and
researches will have a direct access to the UN publications in
Armenian, English and Russian languages".

Davit Sarksyan, Director of the National Library of Armenia underlined:
"Thanks to the UN DPI for joining us and organizing this unique
book donation. The UN DPI's donations to the community libraries are
extremely valuable, since these libraries are always in a need for
new materials and the people in communities often don't have access
to the latest news and publications."