During the General Assembly of the National Association of Municipalities in the Republic of Bulgaria held on 18th February 2010 in Plovdiv, representatives of Glob@l Libraries handed the official memoranda of understanding to majors of municipalities, which host libraries supported by the program at Stage 2009. Mr. Trendafil Meretev, Program Manager, informed the delegates of the assembly about the successful advance of the initiative and expressed gratitude for the assistance given by the municipal authorities to 450 libraries approved at this stage. On behalf of the Ministry of Culture, Mr. Shteryu Nozharov read an address to the mayors by Mr. Todor Chobanov, Deputy Minister of Culture responsible for the implementation of the program.
A public announcement was made for the opening of the program's second round in March, 2010. Confidence was expressed that the successful cooperation shall continue during the selection of libraries applying for inclusion in the program at Stage 2010.
Following the municipal authorities, all approved libraries (Stage 2009) will receive their copies of the signed memoranda for understanding within the next 10 working days.