Regional Library Petko R. Slaveykov

Veliko Tarnovo

Veliko-Tarnovo

The library's local history activities in the 1920s and 1930s were just beginning. Its initial reference apparatus was created in the spring of 1923 by students from the Tarnovo Male High School.

During the reign of the director Pencho Krussev, active donation campaigns were held in the library, its entire reference apparatus was organized, and the beginning of the local history card catalogue was laid. There are 20,000 publications about Veliko Tarnovo, arranged according to a classification scheme with over 630 divisions specially prepared for the occasion by Pencho Krussev. This card catalogue was the first local history card catalogue in Bulgaria, which is still kept in the library.

The object of the local history activity is the search and collection of books, newspapers and magazines published or printed in the town before the establishment of the library. The search includes publications related to Veliko Tarnovo, manuscripts and old printed books, materials by local authors, etc. The valuable manuscript collection that the library has, thanks to the initiative taken by its first directors, is a source of local history research.

To date, the Department of Local History is a separate department within the structure of the Department of Reference and Bibliography.

The priority of the library specialists in the department is the search, collection, processing and provision of correct and complete information about Veliko Tarnovo and the Veliko Tarnovo region - in the sphere of socio-political and economic life, history, science, culture, education, biographical materials, art, sports, etc.

The department keeps local history literature, with over 2500 titles of books, distributed to all branches of knowledge. The information researched and collected ranges from the Renaissance period to the present day. A local history catalogue and a local history card catalogue have been created. Local history literature and local periodicals are included in the library's electronic catalogue. An electronic local history card catalogue is also available on the library's website for the convenience of readers and users. The department maintains local history collections in the Digital Cultural Treasury North +.

The Local History section has a remarkable collection of postcards related to objects or events from the Veliko Tarnovo region. A collection of calendars and postal envelopes, with colour and black and white images with a first edition stamp on them. The collection of badges is a non-traditional collection. The philatelic collection "Veliko Tarnovo in Philately. 1879-1987" It contains over 100 stamps.

It has a well-developed reference literature, helping the information search of readers and library users. It updates, maintains and enriches an electronic database of local information.

The department provides oral and written bibliographical references on a given topic or information search. Written bibliographical references are prepared for a fee. Oral references can be requested by telephone, e-mail or at the library.

Library specialists prepare bibliographic indexes, bibliographies, and are actively involved in the publication of local history collections, anniversary newspapers, pamphlets, and brochures.

The Local Lore Branch takes as its mission the promotion of Veliko Tarnovo and the Veliko Tarnovo region through various forms and events, participating and celebrating current events, dates, anniversaries and themes of national and local importance.

Recommended Books

The war of the Faiths

  • Author: Lyudmila Filipova
  • Language: bulgarian
  • Publisher: Enthusiast
  • ISBN: 9786191645473
  • Year of publication: 2023
  • Cover: soft
  • Pages: 416

1393 Tarnovgrad. Bayazid the Lightning has led his troops to the last fortress of the Second Bulgarian Kingdom. And Tsar Ivan Shishman flees, leaving the defence of the city in the hands of a cleric beloved by the people. 1443 Southern France.

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How to be happy

  • Author: Ariane Sherin, David Conrad
  • Language: bulgarian
  • Publisher: Ciela
  • ISBN: 9789542845874
  • Year of publication: 2024
  • Cover: soft
  • Pages: 256

Happiness... We all pursue it relentlessly, but it has the bad habit of slipping away from us as deftly and sneakily as an eel smeared with oil.

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The Iron Daughter (Iron Fairies 2)

  • Author: Julie Kagawa
  • Language: bulgarian
  • Publisher: Probook
  • ISBN: 9786197733068
  • Year of publication: 2023
  • Cover: soft
  • Pages: 480

The Skipper of Seasons is stolen, the Winter Prince is killed, and the only living witness is Megan. The truth must come out, but once she falls captive to the Winter Fairies, Megan realizes the true meaning of her beloved Ash's words.

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Kingdom of the Dreaded (Kingdom of the Damned 3)

  • Author: Kerri Maniscalco
  • Language: bulgarian
  • Publisher: Ciela
  • ISBN: 9789542844457
  • Year of publication: 2023
  • Cover: soft
  • Pages: 440

Emilia was willing to do anything to find her sister Vitoria's killer. Even sell her soul and accept to live in Hell.

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Emotions

  • Author: Leonard Mlodinov
  • Language: bulgarian
  • Publisher: Ciela
  • ISBN: 9789542845010
  • Year of publication: 2023
  • Cover: soft
  • Pages: 264

Our emotions take us to the depths of grief and the heights of joy. They are the dominant driver behind our choices and actions, the reason we formulate and achieve our goals.

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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

Ролята на библиотекаря в дигиталната ера (чрез опита на Народна библиотека „Петко Р. Славейков“ - Велико Търново, в реализирането на проекти с европейско финансиране)

Статия на доц. д-р Калина Иванова в сп. Везни за проектната дейност на библиотеката 

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Luizina Savkova - Head of Regional Activities Department at the Ministry of Culture passed away

We are deeply saddened to announce that Luizina Savkova, Head of Regional Activities at the Directorate for International Cooperation, European Programmes and Regional Activities of the Ministry of Culture, has left us.


She is an incredible creative personality, a great professional, dedicated to her work, a cultural worker with outstanding services to Bulgarian literature and culture.

Ms Savkova joined the Ministry of Culture in 2004 and since then she has worked her way up the career ladder in the institution - through the expert positions to the Head of the Regional Activities Department in the Directorate for International Cooperation, European Programmes and Regional Activities.

Colleagues in the Ministry say that she filled each of the positions she held with her unique personality and always sought to add something extra to every situation, no matter how complex. Colleagues at the National Library of St. Cyril and Methodius", from the regional and municipal libraries in the country, from the Bulgarian Library and Information Association, from the community centers, as well as many other organizations, partnered with Mrs. Savkova on various cases and thanks to the good cooperation with her our common cause of promoting the Bulgarian book enjoyed many successes.

National Award "Hristo G. Danov Award for contribution to Bulgarian literary culture, the National Children's Book Festival organized by the Regional Library "Sava Dobroplodni", the programs "The Return of the Book" and "Bulgarian Libraries - Contemporary Centers for Reading and Awareness" - these are only a very small part of the important initiatives for the Ministry of Culture, in which Luizina put all her heart and soul.

The Minister of Culture Nayden Todorov and the team of the Ministry of Culture express their sincere condolences to the family and friends of Mrs. Luizina Savkova! Her friendship, responsiveness and collegiality will not be forgotten, because she "wrote" the novel of her life with great wisdom and dignity.
A deep bow!

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Regional Public Library

Petko R. Slaveykov

5000 Veliko Tarnovo

2, Ivanka Boteva

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Assoc. Prof. Dr. Kalina Ivanova

Director

+359 62 620208

+359 88 9 297 269

director@libraryvt.com

Dr. Ivan Aleksandrov

Deputy Director

+359 62 628098

+359 88 8 790 104

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Department for Senior Readers 'Snejana Yaneva'

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Children's Department

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Foreign Language Centre 'Eagle'

7, Simeon Veliki st.

+359 62 646 916

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