SUPPORTING
PUBLIC LIBRARIES

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. 


The Social & Cultural Affairs Welfare Foundation (Κ.Ι.Κ.Π.Ε.) supports our mission and funds educational programs, the development of book collections and the operation of mobile libraries. Since 2012, with the support from Κ.Ι.Κ.Π.Ε. we have donated 42,476 books to 73 libraries and since 2016 we support the operation of the mobile libraries of the Veria Central Public Library.

Our history

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  (2011 - 2016) 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.

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.

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.

Today,

we continue our efforts with the valuable support from the Social & Cultural Affairs Welfare Foundation (Κ.Ι.Κ.Π.Ε.). 

Thank you for your tremendous support!


Our collective efforts have helped improve the lives of people in hundreds of local communities across Greece and the Balkans.

Talk to us. 

We are all ears :)

Address:
8 Ellis Str., Veria, 59100 Greece

Email: info@futurelibrary.gr

Phone:
+30-2331-024494

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

Learn more about
the 2010 Access to Learning Award


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