A child who reads will be an adult who thinks



Thomas Wharton

Friends

 

Marijampolė nursery-kindergarten “Rūta“. Collaboration agreement was signed in 2008, October 10.  Joint activities: children’s work exhibition, morning games, afternoon readings, traditional library week and Nordic library week events. 

 

 

 


Marijampolė Jonas Totoraitis high school (now – pro-gymnasium). The contract of partnership was signed in 2011, January 25. Joint activities: organizing and realization of cultural, educational, informative projects, organization and presentation of children’s artwork exhibitions.

 

 

Marijampolė “Žiburėlis“ school-kindergarten (now – school-multifunction centre). The contract of partnership was signed in 2011, January 25. Joint activities: organization and realization of cultural, educational, informative projects for children, family and community, improvement of social integration for disabled children by developing their activeness, improving the environment, organizing and presenting their artwork.  

 

The cooperation between Marijampolė Petras Kriaučiūnas public library Draugystė branch  and Marijampolė school-kindergarten “Žiburėlis“ was started in 2010, during National library week events. Partnership started with a drawing exibition by Vaineta Verbanovaitė from “Žiburėlis“ school. The girl draws  using her foot, because cerebral paralysis impedes control of her arms. Vaineta uses watercolor, gouache, markers, crayons, colour pencils, her most recent paintings are oil on canvas.

 

 

Since then, Vaineta has become an active library visitor. She is interested in literature – both fiction and non-fiction. Vaineta would like to be able to use library computers if only they were adapted to be controlled by feet.  It means that the computer should be set up on a low table with a chair.

 

In 2011, together with “Žiburėlis“ art teacher Jūratė Olbergienė, Draugystė branch organized an event to  commemorate the 20th anniversary of January 13th. The date was marked with the opening of children’s artwork exhibition and a musical performance.

 

During the National library week and Nordic library week,  Draugystė library organizes activities, morning games, book readings and library tours for “Žiburėlis“ school classes. All students can get acquainted with the library, present their own artwork (drawings, bookmarks, handicrafts, decorations) and engage in other activities. This way both able-bodied and disabled students 

 


Marijampolė “Rytas” lower secondary school. Collaboration agreement was signed in 2012, February 28. Joint activities: organization and realization of cultural, educational and informative projects, organization and presentation of children’s artwork exhibitions.