Centre of Life / Dzīves centrs
Centre of Life (May, 2012) is a video about Jaunklidzis public library located in the rural territory of Plāņi parish in Strenči district. It serves community of only 200 inhabitants. The new library building was launched in November of 2010. Since then the library has become an important gathering place for local people seeking information, knowledge, cultural experiences and socializing.
The innovative concept implemented at Jaunklidzis library-meeting centre combines the libraries' core mission with such services as concerts and theatre performances, consultations of family doctor, social worker or municipality officers, and even hairdresser. Keeping in mind the country's challenges to preserve rural communities, we made this video to promote Jaunklidzis public library concept as an excellent example how rural libraries can be developed. We believe that such rural library model certainly demonstrates public libraries role in reaching community's strategic goals.
Watch the video on YouTube.
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