Photographer's Note

The Vukovar City Library, the first public library in Vukovar, was opened on December 11, 1947, with an initial fund of 1,116 books. With the growth of the library fund, it changed the premises in which it operated, and in organizational terms it was over time part of various institutions. It became an independent institution in 1976. Since 1961, the Vukovar City Library has been the main library of the Municipality of Vukovar and over time has developed a library network of 13 stations in the villages of the former Vukovar municipality (Bapska, Opatovac, Šarengrad, Tovarnik, Sotin, Čakovci, Petrovci, Trpinja Vera, Klisa, Lovas, Bršadin and Bobota). A special children's department started operating in 1961, and in 1967 a branch was opened in the settlement of the Borovo factory. In today's space, the Library has been operating since 1982. Before the Homeland War, the library, in the entire network, had 75,448 units of library material and 4,431 users.During the Homeland War, the Library was severely damaged, and in various ways about 40% of its library fund was destroyed. During the process of peaceful reintegration of the Croatian Danube region, the Croatian Book Month ’97 was opened in Vukovar. Numerous donations of books from institutions and individuals from all over Croatia followed, and thanks to the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Croatia, the space was completely renovated and equipped, and on May 8, 2001, a new era in the life of the Vukovar City Library began.

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  • Copyright: Nikola Nadas (NickVu) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 11 W: 0 N: 305] (289)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2019-03-09
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  • Date Submitted: 2021-04-15 1:20
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