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The Biblioteca Malatestiana and the welfare challenge

By 26 September 2022No Comments

Elisabetta Bovero, director of the Biblioteca Malatestiana, shares the development prospects for Europe’s oldest civic library.

The risk of poverty is very high. We libraries can truly be a community outpost with our free services. Giving everyone a chance to be equal is of no little importance. The risk of cultural poverty is another alarm bell that cannot be ignored. Libraries can be parallel spaces to schools, places were cognitive, affective and relational development can be furthered.

Elisabetta BoveroBiblioteca Malatestiana

The video was recorded on 12 April 2022 during the Rileggere le Biblioteche round table, one of the activities organised by BAM! to mark the opening of the third section of the Biblioteca Malatestiana as part of our assignment to promote and communicate the new Rete Bibliotecaria del Comune di Cesena (Municipality of Cesena Library Network) (see our project here).