Thursday, March 15, 2012

Public Library of Rio das Ostras Expands Book Collection

[Article from Secom Rio das Ostras, published here. Photos by Deork Daniel. My translation.]

The branch will receive about 1,300 books, including works by renowned authors such as Edgar Allan Poe and Jules Verne.

With a collection of more than 40,000 books, including editions in Braille, the Public Library of Rio das Ostras is further expanding their collection. Selected by the National Library Foundation (FBN), the branch, managed by the Culture Foundation of Rio das Ostras, will receive about 1,300 books, literary classics, works on history and anthropology, and biographies. Among the authors are names which are national and international references such as Aesop, Edgar Allan Poe, Jules Verne, Darcy Ribeiro, Ruth Rocha, and Ana Maria Machado, among others.

The books were purchased through the program for expansion and actualization of public library collections through FBN. The Culture Foundation of Rio das Ostras registered the municipal branch, which met all the requirements and was awarded R$13,500 to be used exclusively for the purchase of books valued at R$10.00 for each copy. These copies have been ordered and should arrive this month. "We chose books with varying themes, with the intention of meeting varying interests. For this reason we selected books about Africa and the history of Brazil, for example." said the librarian Rizia Gildate.

THE LIBRARY- The Public Library of Rio das Ostras has a room for study near the reception desk, and also a large hall for reading and research. Among the divisions of the branch are Reference, where the dictionaries, encyclopedias, maps, journals, newspapers and magazines are located, the Fluminense Memorial Hall, with books, photos and documents about the city and region, and the Children and Youth area which has 3000 books.

The library address is:
Avenida Amazonas, s/nº Centro.

The telephone number is 2760-3119.

Hours: Monday through Friday, 9am to 6pm; Saturdays from 9am to 1pm.

(Click the Location link below to see exactly where the library is located.)

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