Litene Parish Library

"Parish House 2", Litene, Litene Parish, Gulbene District, LV - 4405 , tel. 26614720
e-mail litenes.biblioteka@gulbene.lv

The library is open to visitors:
Monday - 8:00 - 16:00
Tuesday - 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Wednesday - 10:00 - 18:00
Thursday - 10:00 - 18:00
Friday - 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.
The library is closed to visitors on the 1st and 3rd Friday of each month.

Key performance indicators (2020):
Library collection - 6109
Issue - 6281
Number of users -  268
Number of visits - 2925

From the history of the library:
In 1923, the library of Litene Parish Council was established. In the 1930s, the Cultural Foundation Library with 700 volumes was also located in Litene. After World War II, the library resumed its work in 1947. It was created from donations from residents and books from Litene Primary School Library. V.Mezītis worked here for many years (1959-1986). In 1971, with his creative imagination and non-traditional work, he represented Latvia at the All-Union Exhibition of National Economy Achievements in Moscow. Many Lithuanians have remembered his "talking book" and light newspaper. From May 20, 2016, the library will perform the functions of the Tourist Information Point. In 2017, an outdoor reading room was established at the library.
Dace Crane has been the head of the library since 1986. Graduated from Riga Technical School 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
  • Internet
  • Database "Letonika" and "Lursoft Newspaper Library"
  • Computer services
  • Printing and copying services
  • SBA (Interlibrary Loan)
  • Scanning
  • Information about tourist attractions in the parish and region, sale of souvenirs
  • Outdoor reading room
  • Outdoor play set.

The list of information sources can be found here .