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Asenovgrad Library Is Included in the Glob@l Libraries - Bulgaria Program

The mayor of Asenovgrad Municipality Hristo Grudev and Snezhana Miteva, director of P. Hilendarski City Library, signed a memorandum of understanding under the Glob@l Libraries - Bulgaria national program on the 14 January 2010. The document was signed in the presence of Zlatka Ivanova, District Coordinator of the program for the Plovdiv district, and other library workers.

Partners in implementation of the program are the Ministry of Culture, the Ministry of Transport, Information Technology and Communications, the Bulgarian Library and Information Association, the National Association of Municipalities in the Republic of Bulgaria and the United Nations Development Programme.

The P. Hilendarski City Library in Asenovgrad is among the 27 libraries in the Plovdiv district which are proposed for inclusion in the program. The signing of a memorandum of understanding in Asenovgrad is third for the region after the ones in Karlovo and Stamboliyski.

One of the main objectives of the program is to provide equal access for all citizens to information and communication services. In this regard, the computers will be available for the library staff and citizens alike. The program also envisages training of library experts. The municipalities have to ensure premises in libraries with good conditions for working and with Internet access.