When I look back, I am so impressed again with the life-giving power of literature. If I were a young person today, trying to gain a sense of myself in the world, I would do that again by reading, just as I did when I was young.

Maya Angelou

Reading Family Club

Violeta Keldanovič

Draugystė department senior librarian


Violeta Keldanovič

Senior librarian of Draugystė branch

During the project "Cooperation in building up a library for family" we had an opportunity to establish a reading family club in Draugystė branch. Our readers, who often discuss the books they read with the librarians, also supported the idea. They wanted to share their insights with other book lovers, meet the writers, translators, illustrators and publishers.  

Renewed library spaces provide an opportunity for the reading family club members to engage in various activities: read, learn and create. We talk about children’s reading habits with their parents. Both readers with advanced literary tastes and developing preferences (especially teenagers and children) are always welcome to join the club. We also provide a place for club members to showcase their talents. There have been a number of artwork exhibitions, book presentations, meetings with authors throughout the club’s history.

Over the previous years, together with reading family club members, we discussed the best Lithuanian books of the year, read and reviewed books for the whole family (J. Grogan “Marley and me” and L. Wilder “Little house on the Prairie”, A. Christie’s novels and therapeutic literature including O’ Henry’s “The last leaf”), invited Marijampolė literary club “Sietynas” and got acquainted with Scandinavian and Northern literature.