Our mission

Future Library is a non-profit organisation based in Greece, devoted to reinforcing the significance of public libraries as knowledge, creativity, and interaction-promoting institutions. 

Founding Donor

The Future Library non-profit organisation was established in 2011, addressing the call of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation to contribute to the development of a sustainable network of public & municipal libraries across Greece.

Throughout this journey we have worked with 167 libraries and their local communities to co-develop new library spaces and services including children libraries, media labs for youth, programs and campaigns to promote reading and creativity.

In 2016, we passed the baton of this network to the National Library of Greece that commited to sustain the program in its new premises, at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center.

Other programs & funding

Thanks to the support from the Global Libraries Initiative of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, through the INELI-Balkans program, we have expanded our reach beyond Greece to libraries in 11 countries from the Balkan region.

Future Library was commissioned for the utilization of the 2010 Access to Learning Award to design and develop innovative spaces and new services for the Veria Central Public Library.

The Social & Cultural Affairs Welfare Foundation (ΚΙΚΠΕ) supports our mission and funds educational programs, book collections and the operation of mobile libraries.

Future Library has also received funding from the ICT-PSP and from the Creative Europe Programme of the European Commision aiming to contribute to Europeana and to develop a storytelling platform for refugees.

Thank you for your tremendous support!

It has been an amazing journey that has involved 167 libraries; hundreds of library leaders and stakeholders; and strong local authorities support at all levels. Our collective efforts have helped improve the lives of people in hundreds of local communities accross Greece and the Balkans.

Talk to us. 

We are all ears :)

8 Ellis Str., Veria, 59100 Greece



Our headquarters:
We are hosted in the Award Winning
Veria Central Public Library

Learn more about
the 2010 Access to Learning Award

Learn more about
the ATLA award