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“Polish Libraries” vol. 9 – the latest issue of the English language journal for the library milieus
"Polish Libraries" is an English-language, peer-reviewed academic journal published yearly by the National Library of Poland, devoted to a broad scope of topics related to the resources of libraries, archives, and museums - their history, collecting, cataloguing, conservation, interpretation, reception, as well as sociological and legal aspects. The latest (vol. 9/2021) issue of the periodical is now available.
Readership increase in Poland by 2%
The latest readership research results are already known. According to the National Library of Poland's report, 2019 saw a permanent halt in the decrease of readership and even the first noticeable increase since 2014. To some extent, this is a result of a good economic situation, fuelling the reader's interests through screenings, TV series, or computer games, but also social campaigns such as the one organised by the Book Institute "Small Book - Great Man", thanks to which 1,175,000 books have been delivered to newborns and preschoolers since 2017, and 45% of the preschoolers, who have received books from libraries thanks to our campaign, are very new readers. Undoubtedly, prestigious literary awards, such as the Nobel Prize for Olga Tokarczuk, play a significant role in shaping readers' tastes.