Public Library Zavidovici, Bosnia and Herzegovina: Safe space for young people

Case study describing the library's multi-media Youth Corner which brings vulnerable young people in from the streets

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Case Study
DATE:
May 2011
DOCUMENT LANGUAGE:
English
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Concerned about the amount of time children were spending waiting at bus stops, where they were vulnerable to drug dealers and other risks, the library created a lively multi-media centre with computers, internet access, video cameras, a TV set and music players where children are now learning media skills. In 2011, librarians reported that the service was attracting hundreds of children. Out of 731 students who were members of the library, 452 (62%) were young commuters. Over 250 young people attended classes and workshops.

The project was initiated with support from the EIFL Public Library Innovation Programme (EIFL-PLIP) in 2010. This two-page case study is based on a report received from the library in May 2011.

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