Martynas Mažvydas National Library of Lithuania is a national cultural institution open to all users, active in the areas of dissemination of information, culture, science and education, performing library activities and ensuring implementation of the national information policy falling within its competence.
Objectives of library operations:
- to collect, store and bring up-to-date the national
documentary cultural heritage;
- ensure its dissemination and
integration into the digital content space of Europe;
- to ensure access to information and knowledge, develop information and cultural competence of the society;
- to encourage the society to seek new knowledge and ensure the dissemination and application of that knowledge;
- to carry out applied research of information and communication sciences as well as consulting and expert activities.
- to serve as a space for knowledge that creates
value for Lithuanian society.
- to become an integral part of the State information
policy, culture, education, science and economic progress.
Children’s and Youth Literature Department – is a structural unit of Martynas Mažvydas National Library of Lithuania. The purpose of the Department is to ensure effective service of users with information resources, development of scientific activities in the fields of children’s and youth literature, reading and book art, and cultural education of children and youth. The Department has extensive experience in organising reading promotion activities of national significance, as it is responsible for implementation of the Reading Promotion Programme at the National Library.
“We constantly strive to create the right conditions to embrace the pleasure of a book for every person from the moment they come into this world.”
Activities from Martynas Mažvydas National Library of Lithuania
Events in the LibraryMartynas Mažvydas National Library of Lithuania
Audio Readings in the Morning During the meetings, together with the children, we read critically acclaimed books with pic...read more
Fathers Read to ChildrenMartynas Mažvydas National Library of Lithuania
The campaign, which has been organised by the Children and Youth Literature Department of the Martynas Mažvydas National L...read more
Early Reading Research
From 7 April to 6 May 2021, the Market Research Centre, on the orders of Martynas Mažvydas National Library of Lithuania, conducted the public opinion poll regarding the early reading habits in Lithuania. Parents with children younger than three years old were questioned. The research was conducted by implementing the early reading incentive project “Book […]