Regional Library Petko R. Slaveykov

Veliko Tarnovo

The Summer Campaign "Come to the Library" is an initiative, conceptually designed to provoke the students from I to XII grade from Veliko Tarnovo, who are readers of RL "Petko R. Slaveykov" to read more and more books during the summer holidays.

The first edition of the event took place in the summer of 2017 and was realized under the idea and patronage of Ventsislav Spirdonov - Chairman of Veliko Tarnovo Municipal Council. Over the years, it has been variously called "Fun Summer at the Library" in 2017, "Come to the Library with Friends" in 2019, 2020, and 2023. However, "Come to the Library" has always been the main motto. Mr Spirdonov's desire, since the campaign's inception and first broadcast, has been to work together to help promote interest in books, reading and increase literacy among the young. The campaign has become a sustainable initiative, whereby the library contributes to the effort to provoke adolescents to read more and more fiction and popular science literature, thus enriching their general culture. The campaign period is from 1 June to 15 September, after which an analysis of the results is carried out. The students with the highest number of books borrowed are the big winners. For the reporting period, students in three age categories (7 to 10 years /I to IV/, 11 to 14 years /V to VII/, 15 to 18 years /VIII to XII/), based on books borrowed, have the chance to win three big material prizes: a laptop, a tablet and a reader.

According to different years, between 2000 and 3500 students from the city and the district participate in the competition, aiming to be among the big winners between 1 June and 15 September. After the end of the reporting period and the analysis of the results, an event is organised at which the names of all the winners are announced. Many additional awards are also given out at the celebration; the Sustained Reader Award, the Library Ambassador Award, and the Partnership Award are some of the special awards the library gives out. Preschoolers are also active patrons of our children's departments, so they are often among the honorees. Prizes for reading families are also provided. They are themed "My Reading Family" and are for the most active children and their parents, also library patrons, who educate their offspring in the love of books and reading. "With Library Friends" is another themed award that is broadcast, and it is intended for readers from friendship circles who visit the library together. The organisers present certificates and books to all the winners of the summer campaign. The prizes are provided by the institution and with the help of sponsors. After the end of the reporting period, an award ceremony is prepared, which is traditionally held in October in the foyer of RL "Petko R. Slaveykov In the presence of officials and guests. It is in turn accompanied by a rich musical programme.

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Death before Christmas

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  • Publisher: Faber
  • ISBN: 978-619-001686
  • Year of publication: 2023
  • Cover: soft
  • Pages: 94

"The stories in Svetla Andreeva's new book are similar and united by the interrogator Dragolyub Mihailov.

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Never ending time

  • Author: Petar Stoyanovich
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  • Publisher: Knigomania
  • ISBN: 9786191953691
  • Year of publication: 2023
  • Cover: hard
  • Pages: 392

"Never ending time" by Petar Stoyanovich are memories without the burden of memory.

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To catch the forest

  • Author: Galya Shcherbeva
  • Language: bulgarian
  • Publisher: Елпи-02
  • ISBN: 9786199003626
  • Year of publication: 2023
  • Cover: soft
  • Pages: 176

30 of the most inspiring stories and travel ideas from the show "To Catch the Forest"

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Stories from hand luggage

  • Author: Georgi Milkov
  • Language: bulgarian
  • Publisher: Книгомания
  • ISBN: 9786191953493
  • Year of publication: 2023
  • Cover: soft
  • Pages: 520

In "Stories from the Hand Luggage" Georgi Milkov describes encounters, places and events that made him become a diligent collector of experiences.

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What is sacrifice? To die on the battlefield in the name of the fatherland or to save the life of a child?

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Annual Competitions

"/Un/solved case"

The National Crime Writing Contest, under the general title of "/The/ Unsolved Case," will launch in 2021. The contest is held over a one- or two-month period, traditionally during the fall season of a given calendar year.

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Summer campaign "Come to the library"

The Summer Campaign "Come to the Library" is an initiative, conceptually designed to provoke the students from I to XII grade from Veliko Tarnovo, who are readers of RL "Petko R. Slaveykov" to read more and more books during the summer holidays.

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"My hometown"

With the longest and most successful implementation is the annual competition "My hometown". Its first edition was in 2000 and has since become a favorite and recognizable for the participants from the city and the region.

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Foyer of the book with an autograph

Regional Library "Petko R. Slaveykov" - Veliko Tarnovo over the last ten years has established an extremely prestigious cultural event, which is the "Foyer of the book with an autograph". The philosophy of this forum is related to the promotion of Bulgarian printed book production not only in the region, but also nationally.

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Latest News

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На 06 юни директорът на Полския институт в София г-н Карол Желински посети Народна библиотека "Петко Р. Славейков" във Велико Търново

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Visit to the colleagues in RL "Nikola Furnadzhiev", Pazardzhik

The team of RL "P. R. Slaveykov" was on an exchange of experience in RL "Nikola Furnadzhiev", Pazardzhik.

We got acquainted with the structure of the library and exchanged experience by department with colleagues from the Pazardzhik Regional Library. The director of the library Lachezar Rikov presented the development of the library over the years and presented a picture of their library building to the Art Department fund. All colleagues left with a gift of a pencil with a thought related to the book and reading.

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Regional Public Library

Petko R. Slaveykov

5000 Veliko Tarnovo

2, Ivanka Boteva

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Kalina Ivanova


+359 62 620208

+359 88 9 297 269

Dr. Ivan Aleksandrov

Deputy Director

+359 62 628098

+359 88 8 790 104

Branch 'Buzludzha'

8, Denyo Chokanov st.

+359 62 648 803

Main Building

2, Ivanka Boteva st.

+359 62 627 901

Art Department

8, Krakov st.

+359 62 630 410

Department for Senior Readers 'Snejana Yaneva'

7, Simeon Veliki st.

+359 62 641 856

Branch 'Slaveiche'

7, Simeon Veliki st.

Children's Department

+359 62 641 856

Foreign Language Centre 'Eagle'

7, Simeon Veliki st.

+359 62 646 916

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