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There are different models of cooperation and working as a one system. For instance, Helsinki Metropolitan Area Libraries – HelMet network – works as one organism, though it includes the city libraries of four different municipalities (Espoo, Helsinki, Kauniainen and Vantaa) with own bosses and own budgets at each unit. There are challenges in coordinating and managing such an organism, but all in all the whole is greater than the sum of its elements, acording synergetics.

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Library for children. In every city library of San Sebastian – Donostia there is a part of the space devoted for children. Except the Central library, because the children section is located in different building, close, but different. Mostly Biblioteca Infantil is open during the evenings from 4 pm to 20, except for the school holidays, when doors are open also in the mornings.

Fairytales in three langages - Basque, Spanish and English every monday

Fairy-tales in three langages – Basque, Spanish and English every Monday in the Central Children’s library of San Sebastian are kept by the association Mestiza Elkartea

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There is no library without rules. But anyways, the level of strictness and user control vary pretty much from library to library, and better to say from country to country: norms are different from the physical access to WiFi availability.

Be quiet in the library! (pic source - bibo.kz)High-end strictness: Russia

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One day Central library of Donostia was in a different building, on the San Jerónimo street, hidden in an old town. Now it is moved to a more spacious place on the Alderdi Eder, a ground floor of the City Council. Anyway atmospheric cellar in San Jerónimo is still used by Donostia city library for special occasions. Like for instance Literature gathering or lectures = Tertulias literarias.

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San Sebastian – Donostia public library: to be a trainee.

Central library is in this building. But in the basement :(

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San Sebastian – one of the loveliest places in Europe. I’m glad it’s not that known, because otherwise all of people would have moved here.

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Есть такой волшебный североиспанский город на берегу Атлантики, почти во Франции, в Стране Басков. Сан-Себастьян или Доностиа. Очень радует, что не так он известен в мире, иначе весь этот самый мир сюда уже давно бы переселился!

“Вы представьте себе: общественная уборная и ЧИСТАЯ! То есть ЧИСТАЯ общественная уборная!” – восхищался мой попутчик в поезде Ирун-Мадрид. Испанец. Но не баск. Обещал мне радугу кулинарных удовольствий и … (more…)

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