Creative mini libraries installed in Georgia’s cities and villages
13 December, 2016
Creative mini libraries installed in Georgia’s cities and villages
Creative mini libraries have appeared in public spaces and parks throughout Georgia’s different regions. Author of this helpful, educational and entertaining initiative is National Library of Georgia.

In total extraordinary book storage boxes have been installed in around eight cities and few villages of Georgia. As it has been reported, anyone is free to choose and borrow a book from the mini library known as a “Book Nest”. Also, anyone is more than welcome to donate his/her book to the library as
well.

A person behind the project who designs these incredible thematic book cases Book Nests, as Giorgi Kekelidze , Head of the National Library of Georgia calls them, is an employee of the library Tengo Modua.

One can already find attractive Book Nests and select a book to one’s preference in following cities: Tbilisi, Kutaisi, Samtredia, Chiatura, Telavi, Batumi, Ozurgeti and Chokhatauri, as well as in some villages.

It is noteworthy, that each book case is unique, since each of them was designed to suit a particular region, where it was placed. For instance, in Georgia’s seaside city of Batumi a ship was erected, in Samtredia – a bike, whereas in Telavi - a barrel, demonstrating region’s winemaking culture, etc. The initiative aims to promote books and reading among society, especially in new generation.

Giorgi Kekelidze, Head of National Library of Georgia setting up Book Nest
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Tbilisi Ethnographic park
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Batumi's Botanical Garden
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Samtredia
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Barrel book case in Telavi
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Cable car book case in Chiatura
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Audio/ digital library for smartphones and tablets in Maro Makashvili Garden, Tbilisi
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Krimanchuli Park in Chokhatauri

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Library set up in the mill in Tkhinvali village, Ozurgeti
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Photo courtesy of Giorgi Kekelidze

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