Leipzig hosts the largest German library congress (https://www.bid-kongress-leipzig.de/) at the end of May and the beginning of June.
Czech librarianship was given the opportunity to present itself at this event. The programme includes Czech speakers and we have our own “trade fair stand”, where we have tried to squeeze the most interesting things from Czech libraries into 50m2 of space; we are presenting educational and community activities, as well as projects for the preservation and presentation of precious collections, as well as library architecture and design.
Visitors will have the opportunity to sit down and talk with other guests at the stand, play a unique game from Půda Build Your Library, slap on a badge with a nice Czech word, flash a polaroid and then leave the photo for others to enjoy or take away as a souvenir.
Among the materials, it is definitely worth mentioning the trade fair newspaper, which we prepared and what we could not fit in our booth, we wrote in it. The quiz, which, if filled in correctly, will receive a postcard from us. From the title alone, it’s obvious that it will be a funny moment that took place between a librarian and a reader.
We hope that the German colleagues will like our Library Next Door, that they will have fun and that we will gain new contacts and experiences in a pleasant atmosphere.