Libraries for Ukraine
Our thoughts are with the People of Ukraine
Throughout Europe, public libraries have a proud tradition of welcoming everyone.
We – EBLIDA, NAPLE and Public Libraries 2030 – call upon this tradition of libraries to give a warm welcome, a safe place to Ukrainian refugees during this difficult time. Provide them with whatever support they can offer, books and other media as well as access to information and education.
As far as possible, libraries may help continue refugees’ education, especially of children and young people, and organize courses to acquire first elements of the language of the hosting countries. We also urge libraries to connect with national and local organizations that provide assistance (Sanctuary cities, Sant’Egidio community, etc.).