Regional Library Petko R. Slaveykov

Veliko Tarnovo

  • Digital cultural treasure "North +": documenting, preserving and providing wide public access to cultural heritage in libraries, museums, archives and galleries in Northern and Central Bulgaria

Summary: The project envisages the documentation and preservation of cultural heritage, the creation of a Digital Centre "Culture and History" and a network for providing intellectual access to it in cultural institutions and organizations: libraries, museums, galleries and local archival collections of partners from North and Central Bulgaria.

The modern digitisation centre will unite the efforts of related cultural institutions in the preservation and digitisation of the cultural and documentary heritage they are responsible for.
The project enables the unification of digitisation processes and the creation of full-text databases.
As a result, the digital centre will provide broad and easy access to the cultural heritage in the cultural institutions of the North Central region of Bulgaria, providing, in addition to the physical use of cultural property, the possibility of intellectual access to them, without damaging or compromising them in order to preserve the original objects in the long term for future generations.

Project goal: The Digital Centre North + will provide the necessary technological base for digitizing, preserving and making available in a European context the cultural, literary, documentary, historical and architectural heritage preserved in the cultural partner institutions and organizations of the Central North region and other demographic areas of Bulgaria. The digital conversion for the specialised collections of manuscripts, old printed books, Renaissance periodicals, old photographs, local archives of immovable cultural heritage and museum exhibits will provide unimpeded access with European dimensions to Bulgarian cultural heritage. At the same time, the activities of the partner organisations will be intensified in the realisation of their preservation functions, which in recent years have remained on the back burner due to lack of funds to purchase modern technical equipment and lack of capacity in the institutions participating in the project. The process of involving volunteers - Roma and Bulgarians from the Center for Interethnic Dialogue and Tolerance "Amalipe" is twofold, on the one hand it will increase the capacity of the digital center and will be provided with human resources, and on the other hand the participants will acquire the necessary library and digital competence needed to implement the activities of the project. The common national responsibility to preserve the nation's memory for future generations will be upheld.

Target groups and impact: All segments of civil society: academics, students, pupils, representatives of minority Roma communities, employees in institutions and organisations, inhabitants of the localities.

With the newly created digital repositories, the project will influence a wide social layer of users by providing the respective target group with information resources relevant to their needs: academics - the scientific potential of lecturers and PhD students, students of Bulgarian philology, Balkan studies, library science and theology of the VTU "St. St. Cyril and Methodius" and other higher educational institutions in the region and the country, students from the primary and upper school in the classes of the program for the study of Renaissance literature, representatives of the Roma community in the search for local history materials about the participation and contribution of the community to the overall development of Roma life, residents of the settlements who are interested in culture and history.

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Death before Christmas

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  • Language: bulgarian
  • 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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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

Дарение от Полския институт в София

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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