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Among the publications are world classics such as Victor Hugo’s “Paris Cathedral” or Giovanni Boccaccio’s “Decameron”, philosopher Arvydas Šlioger’s work “Being and the World: Fragments of Silent Life”, and a biography of Czesław Miłosz published by Apostrofa.
Popular works by Lithuanian authors, read by readers, were also found here – the photos show books by Rimantas Kmita, Alvydas Šlepikas, Jurga Ivanauskaitė and Renata Šerelytė.
A considerable part consists of program literature.
R.Kmita: you will not see such books in any bookstore
15min asked Rimantas Kmitos what feelings he had when he saw his book among the writers.
“Because my book is there, it’s not harder for me to see the books being thrown away. Books are always searched by smaller libraries, orphanages or similar institutions.
You will not see such books as can be seen in pavilion photography in any book nursery. If anything gets stuck in it, it’s a worthless brochure. The fact that books are being picked up quickly shows that they are really needed. It seems strange that people who feel and think similarly should work in libraries, ”he said.
An ecologist thinks that throwing away books is wasteful
On Wednesday, Rugilė Matusevičiūtė commented on the situation, ecology activist and founder of the website “Unpacked”:
“Libraries are one of the best examples of a circular economy in the world. A culture of change and sharing is integral to Europe’s green course and our future. This is the basis of the whole concept of sustainable development – to have less personal belongings and to create a sharing society.
Closing the library still makes it easier for us to throw away than to give away.
At a time when electric car-sharing platforms are being set up, the second-hand clothing online store is becoming the first unicorn in Lithuania, and more and more people are integrating small sustainable activities into their daily lives. .
Of course, it is also important to keep in mind the elementary waste of resources. Deforestation is one of the key environmental issues, so throwing away hundreds of books that, by the way, are not outdated at all seems simply wasteful.
The biggest problem is that closing a library still makes it easier for us to throw away than give away. Two absolutely opposite actions, one creating pollution and the other creating the common good. All these books could be distributed to dozens, and maybe even hundreds of organizations working with seniors, young people, the poor, and single parents operating in Lithuania. Or maybe to organize an event, a kind of closing of the library, during which the residents would choose the books themselves. “
D.Petrošius: Vilnius – a city of literature?
At that time, the poet and essayist Donatas Petrošius ironically noticed in his social network account that Vilnius had been awarded the title of UNESCO Literary City a couple of months ago, so this situation with the discarded library books becomes extremely curious.
“A couple of months ago, it was announced that Vilnius had been awarded the title of a UNESCO City of Literature. I was waiting for what breakthroughs this optimistic misfortune would bring. So far – nothing new. Libraries and books in containers continue to be successfully closed.
Officially, Vilnius is now a city of literature, not a city of libraries.
Residents of Pavilius, do not be sentimental, a subscriber of Užupy closed the library to us eleven years ago. And nothing. Both in Gediminas Avenue and in Žvėrynas. And it will close, because officially Vilnius is now a city of literature, not a library. From now on, Vilnius residents will only write books, and let all the gardeners, gardeners and other smallholders of the countryside read them.
I really liked Donald Meiželytė’s promise to run a library bus to the city. But it is possible to optimize even more sustainably: for whom to buy new machines, after all, mobile libraries can be installed in sniper machines. The same brigade catches the dogs and distributes the books and spreads the salt on the sidewalks, sniffing the trees, grafting them, and uncloging the pipes. This could already be called sustainable mobility, “wrote D. Petrošius.