Forum of Slavic Cultures in cooperation with Serbian publisher Arhipelag donated books from the 100 Slavic Novels collection to ten public libraries. The donation is part of the “FSK donates” campaign, which will take place until the end of December in Slavic countries and social networks.
“The situation we’re in, both publishers and everyone who is in one way or another involved in books, inspired us to put a spotlight libraries, their mission and role in society, and at the same time remind people that a book can be a beautiful and lasting gift,” said Mateja Jančar, head of FSK’s publishing programme, about FSK’s current activity.
The campaign started in Serbia in cooperation with Belgrade publisher Arhipelag. The FSK donated 28 books that have so far come out in the 100 Slavic Novels collection to ten public libraries, namely city libraries in Belgrade, Novi Sad, Pančevo, Public Library Vladislav Petković Dis in Čačak, national libraries in Kruševac, Stevan Sremac in Niš, Vuk Karadžić in Kragujevac, Stefan Prvovenčani in Kraljevo, Central Library Ljubomir Nenadović in Valjevo, and alibrary in Šabac.
The donation was very well received by all libraries and was widely covered also in Serbian media.
In the coming days the FSK will donate books to readers of the Ljubljana City Library who participated in the Around the Slavic World project. The “FSK donates” campaign will continue in other Slavic countries, namely North Macedonia, Russia, Slovakia and Croatia.