Friday, October 20, 2006

Bitola and nearby villages run out of libraries

Dozen libraries in Bitola and the nearby villages have been closed down on Tuesday, Makfax correspondent said.

St. Kliment Ohridski University Library in Bitola, which is in charge of small libraries in this area, has decided to close the libraries due to low turnout of readers.

The head of St. Kliment Ohridski Library, Jelena Petrovska, said the small libraries will be shut down amid low number of readers.

"We have established a board to oversee the functioning of local libraries over a five-year stretch. In conclusion, the number of readers attending library ranges from 0 to 5 on yearly basis," Petrovska said.

She gave no additional data on library fund. Some books will be allocated to primary schools and communities in Bitola.

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