Create culture:
Library Innovative Services

In 2020, the Ukrainian Library Association implements an international project called “Create Culture: Library Innovative Services”, supported by the European Union as a part of the House of Europe program. On a competitive basis, 32 librarians from Ukraine and Belarus were selected and trained by Danish and Ukrainian coaches. As a result of the workshops, each participating librarian developed and implemented a new innovative service for the development of creative industries in their library. These services are presented on the website.


Design thinking for librarians

The methodology was developed by the Public Library of Chicago (USA) and the Public Libraries of Aarhus (Denmark) with the support of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation in 2013-2014. Before that, there was a research conducted in 40 libraries in 10 countries.

The methodology shows how libraries should work together to discover what communities want and how they can experiment to create services, programs, and processes to implement those changes.

The Handbook of Design Thinking for Librarians has been translated into 16 languages.

Methodologies "Design thinking for librarians" (Ukrainian version) Download
Methodologies "Design thinking for librarians" (English version) Download

Online meetings for convicts to read books to their children “Dad is here. Mom, let’s talk”

Borisov Central District Library named after I. H. Kolodeeva (Republic of Belarus) launched an innovative service aimed at working with the families of convicts. ...


Theater Studio “CELA”

The Vasyl Zemlyak Central City Library of the Zhytomyr ATC (amalgated territorial community) Centralized Library System has created a theater workshop that will promote the development of children’s creative abilities and help them master their professional acting skills. ...


Art-marketing School for Artists and Musicians

Volyn State Regional Universal Scientific Library named after Olena Pchilka opened an art marketing school, where Lutsk artists and musicians will be able to learn to promote their own cultural products. ...


Library quARTer. Creative studio “From hobby to skill”

The creative studio “From hobby to skill” has started its operation in the Library-branch for children #15 in Zaporizhia, which will help children to master new and interesting skills related to their hobbies. ...


Literary Quotes Print Studio

Transcarpathian Regional Universal Scientific Library named after F. Potushnyak provides the service of printing literary quotes. With the help of this service, everyone is able to transform their favorite quote into their own, original drawing, as well as print it on a sticker or a T-shirt. ...


“Gamification: learning by playing”

The Volyn Regional Library for Youth has launched an innovative service “Gamification: learning by playing” to increase the interest of adolescents in culture, as well as to ignite the desire to read through games. ...


Photos Osvita street. Library photo studio

A photo studio operates at the Central District Library named after F.M. Dostoevsky, where anyone can get their own photo portfolio or try themselves in the role of a model, photographer or cameraman. ...


Technical laboratory

A technical laboratory has been opened in the Central District Library named after M. Bogdanovich in Molodechno (Belarus), which is designed to develop schoolchildren’s creative skills. ...


Remote classes on book culture

The National Library of Belarus has launched remote learning classes that will teach users about book culture. ...


Art Gallery “We work miracles with Ukraine in our hearts”

Velykooleksandrivka District Central Library has launched a service “We work miracles with Ukraine in our hearts”. With the help of the project, villagers will be introduced to the works of folk artists. ...