On October 26th, the Central City Children's Library named after Ostrovsky hosted the International Seminar on "Modern Libraries for Children: Experience, Tradition, Innovation".
Culture Department of Minsk City Executive Committee, Central System of Children's Libraries in Minsk, Committee for the Organization of Services for Children and Adolescents of the Belarusian Library Association.
Heads s of libraries, librarians, writers, leading experts in the field of reading and book publishing took part in the seminar. The program included 17 reports. The leading topics for discussion were as follow:
Modern library for children in the new information and communication environment.
Electronic resources to help promote books, reading, libraries.
Innovative and creative forms and methods of working with children.
Library activities and projects in support of children's reading.
Children's libraries in the Year of the Native Land in Belarus.
The international cooperation.
Sergey Botyan, chief specialist, Department of Culture and Folk Art, Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Belarus,
Marina Yasyuk, chief specialist of the Culture Department of Minsk City Executive Committee,
Tatyana Shved, director of the State Institution “Central System of Children's Libraries in Minsk”, chair of the committee for organizing services for children and adolescents of the Belarusian Library Association.
Tatyana Petrova, director of Belgorod State Children's Library named after Likhanov (“Year of Children's Reading in the Belgorod Region”),
Elena Stelmacha, vice-chair of the Writers' Union of Belarus (“Modern Belarus”) and others.
On behalf of the National Library of Belarus, Tatyana Sapego, head of sector of the Bibliology Research Department, gave a presentation on “Educational Activity for Children at the Book Museum of the National Library of Belarus”. The speaker presented the specifics of working with children within the framework of the project “On a Visit to Books”. The work with a children's audience was demonstrated in detail against the background of the 500th anniversary of the Belarusian book printing, the 400th anniversary of the Belarusian “Primer” and the exhibition project “Belarus and the Bible”.
The attendees familiarized themselves with book exhibitions in the Central City Children's Library named after Ostrovsky, timed to the Year of the Native Land.