Thursday, May 26, 2016

Stip Librarians in a Study Visit to Jagodina

Jagodina Public Library hosted colleagues from the National and University Library Goce Delcev from Stip- Milena Ristova Mihajlovska, Vilma Jovanova and Sonja Maneva, as well as their local government representatives who also visited Jagodina.

At the Mayor's reception, the guests form Macedonia, the Mayor Ratko Stevanovic was handed a letter of intent by Dragan Ristov, the representative of the Stip municipality. They talked about a possible twinning cooperation between the two municipalities. Our guests were particularly interested in the social program that Jagodina is well-known for.

After the Mayor's reception, the guests visited the Bagrdan and Glogovac village libraries where the village librarians spoke about the AgroLib project implementation, practical advice how to reach vulnerable groups such as farmers. The Stip library received a grant by EIFL to replicate the AgroLib project. The guests were able to talk to the library visitors and Agrolib marketplace users about the activities and services that the village libraries provide in order to meet the needs of rural residents. Also, the  Stip librarians enjoyed sightseeing that Jagodina is famous for.

At 18 in the Jagodina Public Library, the promotion of the edition 135 volumes of Macedonian Literature. This capital project by Macedonian Ministry of Culture was presented by the Stip librarians- Milena Ristova Mihajlovska, Vilma Jovanova and Sonja Maneva. They talked about poetic and prose works in Macedonian contemporary literature. The director Milena Ristova Mihajlovska talked about Macedonian literacy from 9-18th century. Vilma Jovanova and Sonja Maneva recited verses by most famous Macedonian poets. Students from the Gymnasium in Jagodina who came to the promotion with their teacher Predrag Aleksic and local writers showed the greatest interest in this event.

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