Branch No. 6: The Excellence Center for Children,
The Children and Youth Department
opened in 2003 in the redesigned space of an old garage formerly used by the officials of the Romanian Communist Party Committee. The current department includes a library and a toy library, organized separately. The collections are offered for loan or to be studied in the reading room. In the library, the children can also listen to music and watch movies. The toy library offers games and toys for children; it also has an interaction space equipped for playing different sports, as well as an internet club and a holiday club. In partnership with kindergartens, schools, care centers, educators, and non-governmental associations, educational, recreational, individual, and group activities are organized here.
The Library Excellence Center for Children (0–14 years old) opened in 2013 as a result of the preschool SMS project, Sport, Movement, and Health for Preschoolers, financed through the Biblionet program, The World in My Library. The project targeted children aged 6–14 and provided health education activities and programs. In addition, the department received sports equipment, service guides, and programs for children, and a parents’ brochure was issued.
The department has carried out multiple projects in collaboration with different institutions and organizations. Of these, the Digifolio and Summer Kindergarten Projects have become permanent resources and programs. Digifolio was a pilot project in partnership with schools that provided knowledge in creating digital portfolios for students and teachers and created a platform with resources in this regard. Also, the ‘Friendship… on a… String’ initiative from 2013 is a reading partnership between libraries that has continuously developed, reaching 100 libraries in 2018 and 277 in 2022 from the whole country and the Republic of Moldova. The project is simple to make and replicate. It consists of story readings followed by drawing sessions. The librarians involved read the stories chosen in the program and organized the drawing activity with the children. Afterwards, the drawings are displayed in the partner libraries on a string. Each library sends to the initiator three photos of the reading and drawing activities and the exhibition that followed them to be presented in a final virtual exhibition. Our library’s Children and Youth Department coordinates the partnerships and communicates information materials for all the participants.
Opening Hours: Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 8:00-16:00; Tuesday, Thursday: 10:00-18:00
Address: 6 Iuliu Maniu St.
Phone: 0268 474 081