Druviena Parish Library

"Primary school", Druviena, Druviena parish, Gulbene district, LV - 4426 , phone: 26189439
e-mail: druvienas.biblioteka@gulbene.lv

The library is open to readers:
Tuesday - 9-17
Wednesday - 9-17
Thursday - 9-17
Friday - 9-17
Saturday - 9-16
The library is closed to visitors on the 1st and 3rd Friday of each month.

Key performance indicators (2021):
Library collection - 4955
Issue - 3559
Number of users - 170
Number of visits - 2984

From the history of the library:
It was first mentioned in Druviena's writings in 1596. Education and reading skills arose with the establishment of bonding houses (houses of prayer). In Druviena in 1819 such was established in Tirziehi. During the reign of Pastor Paul Emil Schatz (1837-1854), a library was set up at the expense of the pastor for the inhabitants of the parish, where books were handed out to those who wanted to read.
In 1911 the library association was founded. In 1918 a public library was established. Librarian Panty. After the Second World War, the library resumed its work in 1946. The library has relocated many times. For some time, the library has been located in the current Old School-Museum, then in the old House of Culture - the former consumer association house, but then for a long time it was in the old village council. This is how the library really found its place with the construction of the new administrative building in 1982.
Daiga Apsīte has been the head of the library since 1990. Graduated from the Latvian College of Culture.

The library offers:

  • A collection of books and periodicals for children and adults
  • Collection of local history materials
  • Thematic article clippings and copy folders
  • Database "Letonika" and "Lursoft Newspaper Library"
  • Internet
  • Computer services
  • Printing and copying services
  • SBA (Interlibrary Loan)

The list of information sources can be found here .