The National Library of Latvia now houses 120 Ukrainian books / Article
The director of the LNB’s development department, Katrīna Kukaine, told Latvian radio that the range of books is very wide and that some of them will also come to other Latvian libraries: “Some of the books are in several copies, which we will then also donate to other Latvian libraries, where there is a larger Ukrainian community, more demand.
The gift was presented to the library by Ukrainian Ambassador to Latvia Oleksandr Mishchenko.
“There are both history books and books of various classics. A whole anthology by Lesya Ukrainka, which is an absolute classic. Also books for people to get acquainted with Ukrainian cities, traditions and cultural heritage, which are also in English. Thus, Latvian readers will also be able to read. But it is above all with the idea that Ukrainian readers – those who have taken refuge in Latvia – have books in their mother tongue. A relationship with the homeland while they are temporarily away. And here are the books for children and teenagers, which are very important. We get a lot of inquiries from children and families,” Kukaine said.
LNB also currently offers a number of thematic exhibitions devoted to the history, culture and traditions of Ukraine.
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