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A series of events dedicated to the 80th anniversary of the Brest Regional Library took place

National Library Virtual Reading Room Resources – For Inclusive Education

National Library Virtual Reading Room Resources – For Inclusive Education
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Within the framework of the events of the Virtual Reading Room of the National Library of Belarus, a presentation of licensed electronic information resources (EIR) and special solutions to meet the information needs of visually impaired people took place on December 1.

The specialists of the Corporate Interaction Department introduced the audio collections, as well as methodological and educational literature. Special attention was paid to such a topical issue as the possibility of using EIR in the organization of distance education.

The virtual platform brought together over 50 representatives of higher education institutions, colleges, lyceums, secondary schools, public libraries and public organizations of Belarus.

Participants from the Institute of Inclusive Education of the Belarusian State Pedagogical University named after M. Tank, specialized boarding schools for children with visual and hearing impairments, regional public organizations of the disabled showed keen interest in the event.

The Virtual Reading Room is open for cooperation with all libraries and information centres in our country regarding subscription to licensed databases and training to work with them.

We will be eager to meet new partners!

Corporate Interaction Department.


How Peter Rabbit and Jemima Puddle-Duck Became the First Book Merch

11 Jun 2021

You often want to boast about your new hobby to the whole world to know. Got hooked on a book? Buy bookmarks with quotes Discovered a new fancy music band? Hurry up, you need a T-shirt with their logo! Impressed by a new film? Well, you get the train of thought. No matter what we admire, there is a suitable merch somewhere in the world – clothes, accessories and other branded items. It is believed that the era of merch began with Disney's Snow White and the release of the main character, gnomes and kind animal friends toys. But few people know that the first real merchandise was... bookish. Just a moment, ladies and gentlemen, today we'll take a look at how Peter Rabbit and Beatrix Potter became pioneers in this difficult endeavour and what came of it.

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On Slavery, Struggle and Love: 9 Books by African American Authors you Might Have Missed

8 Jun 2021

Books by American authors have long and firmly settled in the readers' wishlists of many of us, but here is something that could have escaped your attention. African American literature is a very specific phenomenon. Hundreds of years of slavery and segregation, inequality and struggle for rights have left their mark on books, and the love of folklore and elements of African mythology have created a unique flavour, noticeable even in science fiction. Today, on the birthday of the first famous African American poetess Phyllis Wheatley, we will recall the writers for whom her work opened the way to literature.

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