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Programs and projects

Programs for children

Books for Babies

Little Libraries

Storytelling for Babies and Toddlers (Age 0-3)

Storytelling for Preschoolers (Age 4 -7)

Robotics and New Technologies

Summer Reading Olympics

We Read Together With You

Let`s Learn About Other Cultures

Social inclusive library programs

EIFL Innovation Award: Public library smartphone training improves quality of life of seniors in Croatia

Project «Library service for blind and visually impaired persons» Social service delivery by the non-profit sector

Article „Library service for the blind and Visually Impaired“

Summary „The key role of co-operation to maintain library service for the blind and visually impaired sustainable“

Article „Reading and literacy – a way to the social inclusive library“

Article „The Contribution of a Public Library in a Local Community to Successful Education of Roma: A Good Practice Example“

Program “We Read Together With You: How to Recognize Reading Difficulties and Dyslexia“

Homeland and Culture Heritage Digitization Projects

The newspaper «Glas Podravine» (from 1950-2017)
It was the pioneering project in Croatia, the first local project in digitization of cultural heritage within The National Program of Digitization of Archival, Library and Museum Holdings (available at: http://daz.hr/bastina). The object were local newspapers being published since 1950 and decision was governed by the interest of wide public (local users and also those from abroad) for it as a source of information about life in local community in last 50 and more years, primarily for educational, scientific, professional and informational needs. Namely, library practice has shown that the users expressed interests for the newspapers’ collection in writing school assignments and university theses, history essays, genealogy and other researches, as well as in simply recollection of the past and nowadays life of local community.

Digitized Koprivnica papers (1950-2008)
Our portal collects over 50.000 digital pages of the following Koprivnica newspapers in a single, centralized place: Glas Podravine weekly (1950-2008), Osvit, magazine by „Ivo Marinković“ Koprivnica high School youth (1953-1964), Susreti, Podravina youth literary festival (1971), Ruke, literary supplement to Glas Podravine weekly (1977-1979), LOK, Koprivnica Youth magazine (1979-1989), Koprivnički magnum, tabloid (1990-1991), Novi magnum, tabloid (1991), Podravski tjednik, independent weekly (1992) and Koprivničke novine, independent weekly (1995-1996).

Fran Galović On-line
The portal offers insight into Fran Galović, the poet and the writer our Library was named after; here you can browse over 2000 digitized pages of his poems, plays, short stories, articles, essays and critiques from 1903, to his untimely death in 1914.

Digitized old postcards of Koprivnica and vicinity (2011)
Collection of digitized Koprivnica postcards has two separate collections; 288 postcards from Library collection from the period 1899 till 2006; another collection of 184 postcards from Zlatko Ivković private collection, covering the period 1898 to 1977; both collections show how the town of Koprivnica and its neighborhood was expanding and changing from the 19th, to 20th century and into the 21st century; the postcards give a kaleidoscope of the town's vistas: its squares, streets, citizens' homes, the park music pavilion, its housing of prominent figures in medicine, industry, religion etc.

Portal «Digitized Koprivnica cultural heritage»
This portal aims to gather and centralize all previous local projects in digitization of Koprivnica cultural heritage. It also opens up to possible systematic structuring of miscellaneous cultural heritage in one centralized place, as a digitized depository on the Internet. In future, it will be available to all institutions or individuals linked to culture (library, museum, archive, tourist offices, art historians, etc.). Its goal - to promote culture, being widely open and accessible, easily browsed, protecting of the original culture and providing latest information on Koprivnica cultural heritage and its values, using the latest technology available.

Koprivnica and the First World War
The virtual exhibition „Koprivnica and the First World War" brought together digitized historical and documentary material that evokes life of Koprivnica and participation of citizens and people from surrounding areaduring the First World War. The results are: protection; greater availability and searchability of material about life, participation and suffering of the Koprivnica citizens and people from surrounding area; an increased use of repository „Koprivnica cultural heritage“; presentation, promotion and greater visibility of digitized materials created with modern digital technologies.

Participatory programs and projects
Sabolović-Krajina, D. Participatory projects in public libraries – a tool for visibility and social betterment in local community. // IFLA World Library and Information Congress and 82nd IFLA General Conference and Assembly „Connections. Collaboration. Community.“ : Proceedings / Columbus, Ohio, SAD, 8. - 20. kolovoza 2016.

Health information program
Sabolović-Krajina, D. Collaborative programs in the public library: a way to encourage access to health information. // IFLA World Library and Information Congress and 82nd IFLA General Conference and Assembly „Connections. Collaboration. Community.“ : Proceedings. Columbus, Ohio, SAD, 8. - 20. kolovoza 2016.

Publishing activities
Sabolović-Krajina, D. Small Public Libraries as Publishers. // The Journal of Electronic Publishing (JEP), Volume 20, Issue 2: IFLA 2016 Satellite Meeting Proceedings - Libraries as Publishers: Building a Global Community, Summer 2017.

Librarian profession
Krulić Gačan, M. Crisis of professional identity or challenge for personal development: my story as a reference and user services librarian / IFLA World Library and Information Congress and 83rd IFLA General Conference and Assembly „Libraries. Solidarity. Society“ : Proceedings. Wroclaw, Poland, 19. - 25.8.2017.

Article „From digitization of local newspapers to the portal of hometown cultural heritage – a step by step digitization strategy available to small communities“

Article „Digital repository Cultural heritage of Koprivnica : an example of local partnership“

Green Library

At the beginning of the year 2013 Public library „Fran Galovic“ in Koprivnica, Croatia has started to integrate green topics into its regular programs. In cooperation with local organizations interested in sustainable development librarians have started to make a network of responsible members in society. Program consisted of various activities for all age groups to rise awareness to environmental issues and their importance for everyday life and the future of each individuals, their local community and the Planet Earth There have been held exhibitions of library collections, lectures for adults, workshops for children and adults (separate and together), storytelling hours for babies, toddlers and preschool children, movie projections with the same topic “How to prepare for sustainable future in small steps – what can I do?”. Most of the programmes were oriented on practical small steps and advice about what can we do in our everyday lives to contribute to sustainability and sustainable development. The programmes were organized for all age groups. The aim is to stress the public library potentials and its valuable role in supporting the quality of life in local communities with its resources that can help the community in creating sustainable solutions for the future. More about project activities available at link.


In May 2013, librarians Maja Krulić Gačan and Petar Lukačić applied for a license and started to organize TEDxKoprivnicaLibrary. So far TEDxKoprivnicaLibrary conferences have been held 10 times, (as a test to see if people would be interested in TEDx, the first event screened only recordings from the TED website, and in 2017. every month vievings of TEDTalks are held at the library). The other 10 events were full conferences— a combination of talks and TEDTalks. After all this time, TEDxKoprivnicaLibrary is recognized as a “must attend” event that provides a suite of short, carefully prepared talks, demonstrations and performances that are idea-focused, and cover a wide range of subjects to foster learning, inspiration and wonder – and provoke conversations that matter.

Smartphone? Yes, Please! – Face-to-Face Training for Seniors

Do you want to know more about the features of your "smartphone"? You are a senior person and there is no one to show you all the features of your "smartphone" - sign up for a short one-on-one course conducted by our volunteers.

The course " Smartphone? Yes, Please! – Face-to-Face Training for Seniors" consists of an informal one-on-one course that is held once a week on Fridays from 3 to 4:30 pm. You must register to take part in the course.

The reason why this service is not organized for more people at once is because the skills of mastering new technologies differ from person to person and each query needs to be tailored and answered individually, and this is best done one-on-one. But we must not neglect the fact that the participants thus reveal their ignorance to only one person, in this case the volunteer, and not to the entire group attending. The volunteer guides the participants step by step on their smartphone which they use every day.

Book your appointment by calling 048/622 -363 (home 108), mobile number 095 6585 432,
emailing petar@knjiznica-koprivnica.hr or visiting the library in person.

This program was awarded with 2019 EIFL Public Library Innovation Program (EIFL - PLIP) Innovation Award for innovative library programs that contribute to the quality of life in the community using information and communication technology in the amount of $ 1,500 (funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation).