15:55 05 Oct 2022

Ukrainian First Lady opened "Ukrainian bookshelf" in Poland's Main Library of Masovian Voivodeship

Фото: ОПУ

As part of her working visit to Poland, Olena Zelenska opened the "Ukrainian Bookshelf" in the Main Library of the Masovian Voivodeship in Warsaw

Rubryka informs about this, referring to the OPU's press service.

As reported, together with the Ambassador of Ukraine to Poland, Vasyl Zvarych, she met with representatives of the Ukrainian community, activists, and temporarily displaced Ukrainian citizens.

Thanks to the first lady's initiative, a collection of Ukrainian books for adults and the youngest readers appeared in the book fund of one of the largest libraries in Poland.

Within the project's framework, Ukrainian publications will also be transferred to the district book collections of the Mazovian Voivodeship, whose activities are coordinated by the Main Library.

"Adult and children's editions will be on the bookshelf, enabling our citizens to read in their native language. And others — to understand Ukraine, Ukrainians as best as possible, and get acquainted with our history, philosophy, and culture.

Зеленська у Польщі, проєкт Книжкова поличка

Photo: OPU

"This is actually the project's goal – mutual understanding through culture," Zelenska emphasized.

The press service reported that the books for the project were delivered within the framework of the actions "Ukrainian bookshelf," "Ukrainian book for Ukrainian children," and "Books without borders."

These actions are implemented jointly with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, the Ministry of Culture and Information Policy, and the Ukrainian Book Institute in cooperation with the State Committee for Television and Radio Broadcasting of Ukraine.

Зеленська у Польщі, проєкт Книжкова поличка

Photo: OPU

Implementation of the "Ukrainian Bookshelf" project in Warsaw became possible thanks to the donor support of the partner – the "Kyiv School of Economics" Charitable Foundation.

The Foundation provided significant assistance in the development of education in Ukraine. Within the framework of the support of the First Lady's project, it purchased sets of Ukrainian books that will be distributed in 26 countries around the world.

At the end of the meeting, Olena Zelenska emphasized that it is extremely important for Ukrainian temporary migrants not to lose touch with their homeland and native language.


The project "Ukrainian bookshelf" under the patronage of the first lady was planned even before the beginning of the russian aggression against Ukraine.

It provides for the distribution of Ukrainian literature in the original language and translations in the world's leading libraries.

Currently, the initiative is implemented in 18 countries: Austria, Turkey, Lithuania, Slovakia, Sweden, the Czech Republic, France, the Netherlands, Greece, Latvia, Finland, Jordan, Croatia, Lebanon, Japan, Belgium, Albania, and the Republic of Korea.

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