Donation of books for school reading assignments – National Library, Trebinje
The staff members of the National Library Trebinje contacted the EKI Office in Trebinje with a request for financial support in purchase of books for school reading assignments, for students from I to IX grade of elementary school. The existing books wee in very bad conditions, while the Library did not possess some of some necessary books at all. Wishing to assist the Library in purchase of books for the elementary school students, we decided to buy more than 100 different popular book titles. With this purchase of books, we resolved the problems of lack of books for the elementary school students in the territory of Trebinje Municipality. In the abundance of distorted values, which are so commonly present in the society nowadays, when TV contents and smartphones are popular and dominant, while the culture of absence of reading is spreading, MCC EKI decided to help the Library in purchase of books and to support their efforts to bring the children back to reading habits and to adopt reading as a valuable and healthy method of upbringing and growing up.
National Library was founded back in 1921 and it serves as a central Library for Eastern Herzegovina, so it is important not only for Trebinje but for the entire region. We are aware that every book that is given as a gift means a lot for the Library and for their beneficiaries, and with this donation we are certain that we made a significant contribution to the society in which we live.