"We had fewer and fewer readers… we had to do something; we had to invent, to re-invent and transform this place. We got our first set of computers when we made the Public Information Access Point, and after that we signed up for Biblionet and received another set, plus a printer, a scanner and a projector. Besides the computers, we started to organize events, classes, to bring in volunteers, to raise books and distribute them further afield to local villages." Thanks to active engagement from the librarians and the community, the library is up to date with the modern world and once again serves as an information hub for the community.
Up to date
"We were afraid of becoming out of date", says Ionela Calugaru. "We were about to become… a lifeless space."