Municipality of Valdagno Public Library

MUNICIPALITY OF VALDAGNO PUBLIC LIBRARY
V.le Regina Margherita, 1
tel. 0445 424545 fax 0445 409724
WiFi

 

Staff: Marta Penzo, Susy Gasparini, Mariagrazia Grotto


Villa Valle
Print Presentation Public Library
The library guide for children (0-6 years old)
The Kids room

 

THE PUBLIC LIBRARY: WHY?

What’s more important than the formation of a free, independent human being, able to decide autonomously and to play an active role in society?

To reach this goal satisfactory instruction, as well as a free, limitless access to knowledge, thought, culture and information are necessary.

Furthermore, besides school, which institution is more adapt than the library to find the entry to the documentary universe and to the necessary information for the most different human activities?

The PUBLIC LIBRARY is a fundamental centre for the development of ideas, the satisfaction of curiosity, the research of information and the collection of these put together.


SOMETHING ABOUT HISTORY...

The Public Library of Valdagno opened in 1959 at Palazzo Festari. In 1968 it moved to the top floor of the Municipal Hall and in 1970 moved again to the first floor of Palazzo Festari, with about 9.000 books. In 1978 the Municipal archives were transferred to the Public Library rooms too. The Public Library moved to the actual position in July 1983, thanks to the donation of Villa Valle by the Marzotto family. There were about 17.000 books. In 1992, with about 27.000 books, the computerisation and the unified catalogation of books began. In 1997 the first internet emplacement was activated.  Now the Public Library buys about 2.500 new books a year and has about 75.000 books, but the librarian cooperation allows us to have  a virtual library of about 1.000.000 books available, which can be exchanged through the twice-weekly service of bibliobus.

 

VILLA VALLE

Villa Valle, which was given by Marzotto family to the Municipality of Valdagno to remember Count Gaetano, is, together with Palazzo Nanti, Palazzo Festari, Palazzo Mastini, Palazzo Bocchese and S. Clemente presbytery, one of the highest artistic level architectural expressions of historic Valdagno and one of the best monuments in the Agno valley.

 

A PUBLIC LIBRARY FOR

WHOM AND FOR WHAT?

The Public Library belongs to everybody and can offer useful information and services:  consider the businessman, who wants to see the latest laws about job safety, or the keen gardener, who wants to know what to do with a particular flower, or the housewife, who would like to find a new menu for a special dinner, or the student, who has to enter a university exam by e-mail, or the employee, who wants to read newspapers or magazines, or the professional man, who would like to conslut an encyclopedia or a data base on cd-rom; the historian, who wants to find news about local history, or the child, who is beginning to read or the pensioner, who wants to read without exertion, or the teacher, who’s searching for something for a particular school activity, the shopkeeper, who has to know something about marketing and window dressing. Let’s consider each of us, with the desire to satisfy the pleasure of reading.

The Public Library offers all this and much more, not least the occasion to meet other people and to have a quiet place available where one can feel at ease.

In the Public Library it’s important to respect other people. As a consequence of this, in the Public Library you have to speak  under voice, to move without haste, not to hinder the passage  and to use with care all the instruments wich are at your disposal.

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THE BOOKS IN DETAIL

 

MAIN HALL

In the main hall there are newspapers, magazines, COMICS, MUSIC CDs and the G/A - YOUNG/ADULT SECTION: novels for teenagers are in alphabetic order by author.

 

Room “SUMMER

(on the left of the entrance)

 

000 - GENERAL SECTION

It groups books about computer science, library science, bibliography, archive-keeping, museology, publishing, journalism.

 

100 - PHILOSOPHY AND PSICOLOGY SECTION

 

200 - RELIGION SECTION

 

300 - SOCIAL SCIENCES SECTION

It groups books about statistics, politic science, economy, law, education, customs, public administration, social services.

 

500 - 600 - PURE AND APPLIED SCIENCE SECTIONS

 

700 - ARTS SECTION

This section groups all different aspects of arts (painting, sculpture, drawing, photography, music, cinema, theatre, sports etc), including encyclopedias.

 

Room “WINTER

(on the left of the entrance)

 

800 - LITERATURE SECTION

It groups books of literature, of critics about writers and specific encyclopedias.

 

900 - HISTORY AND GEOGRAPHY SECTION

There are books about history and geography, including atlases, and historic encyclopedias.


TOURISTS GUIDES

For your trips there are photograph books and tourists guides.

 

Room “AUTUMN

(on the right of the entrance)


N - FICTION SECTION

All novels are  in alphabetic order of writer. Are you looking for a specific genre? Use the coloured labels!!

To read without exertion we suggest the CORPO 16 books, which are written with bigger  characters.

 

400 - LANGUAGE SECTION

This section groups courses of foreign languages, courses of Italian language for foreigners, grammars and dictionaries.

 

LIN-N- BOOKS IN ORIGINAL LANGUAGE are available. There are books of classical and contemporary writers in English and Russian. In the same section, you will also find a booklet with our collection of books written in French, German and Spanish. Simplified novels to learn English are available as well.

 

AUDIOBOOKS

Audiobooks are on the small piece of furniture on the right. Unlike the other multimedia materials, audiobook loans last 30 days.

 

Room “SPRING

(on the right of the entrance)

 

CHILDREN’S SECTION

 

It groups about 7500 novels and essays for children from 1 to 14 years. Novels are signed by colored adhesives, which indicate the type: fairy tales, legends, science fiction, western, thriller, comics, theatre, poetry, horror, romantic, novels for 6-8 year old kids and novels for 9-11 year old kids. Encyclopedias for kids  are available.

Novels in English, French, Spanish, German, Russian, Chinese, Portuguese, Finnish, Norwegian, Brazilian, Bulgarian, Serbo-croatian, Hungarian, Roman and Moldavian are available as well. In this room, you will also find wordless books, audiobooks and touch books, which can be uselful for children who have reading difficulty

Bilingual novels with the parallel text in the original language are available as well.

Don’t forget magazines Focus Junior, Focus Pico, Pimpa, Popotus, Topolino, Dada, Art Attack and I love English.

A computer is available to consulte the catalogue, to see data bases and DVDs and to play videogames.

 

CHILDREN’S BOOKS  LEGEND
legenda dei libri per ragazzi
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LOCAL HISTORY SECTION

It groups books about our valley and about the Veneto region, and is located in the book storeroom.

The documentation about the series of lectures Scuola, Cultura e territorio, (1989-1993) is available for reading too.

Among magazines are available the Il Giornale di Valdagno e la Valle dell’Agno, Kyos,  Il nostro Campanile, Quaderni del Gruppo Storico Valle dell’Agno, Rassegna stampa of Valdagno, Sportivissimo, Valdagno News, Valdagno News appunti amministrativi.

 

RARE AND PRECIOUS BOOKS SECTION

It contains books of particular value, with a particular note to Memorie di Valdagno by Giovanni Soster. This work is composed of 18 handwritten volumes about what happened in Valdagno during the life of the author, that is from 1836 to 1893.

It’s located on the first floor and can be consulted with the permission of the librarian. The general index is available at the public library web site.

 

PALEONTOLOGICAL SECTION

It contains books about paleontology. For the most part they are part of the “dott. Domenico Dal Lago donation”, who gave the name to the Civic Museum of Valdagno.

It’s located on the first floor and can be consulted with the permission of the librarian.

Section 500 is particularly furnished of books about paleontology as well, thanks to the cooperation of the Civic Museum of Valdagno.


MUNICIPAL HISTORICAL ARCHIVE

It contains all documents which were produced during the activity of our Municipality from 1510 to 1945, such as registers etc… The archive was transferred in another place, but consultation takes place in the library, which will provide you with the material you asked for in a few days.

The inventory can be consulted (after filling in a form) both written on paper and in computer in “Inventario archivio storico”. The computer allows cronological, keyword and section search.

 

PHOTOGRAPHIC ARCHIVE OF THE GREAT WAR

A computer on the first floor is available to consult the Photographic Archive of the Great War. It consists in 700 photos, which come from local funds. You can freely see the photos on CD-rom and make copies as well.

 

OTHER COLLECTIONS

The library also has other historical collections as a result of private donations:

-Giovanni Soster collections 

-Domenico Cocco collections 

-Ugo Nizzero collections 

-Ottone Menato collections 

-Bartolomeo Sandri collections 

-Fascicles Scuola Cultura Territorio

-Photos the Valdagno Antico guide

-Photos from the Resistenza exhibition

-Photos from the Pro Valdagno collections 

 

The Historic Archive, the Great War photographic Archive and the other collections can be consulted from Tuesday to Friday from 9 AM to 12 AM.

 

NEW BOOKS

You can find all the new books, both novels and essays, with yellow marks, located in each room. Every week our library buys about 40 new books.

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          HOW TO FIND THE BOOKS YOU ARE

INTERESTED IN

You can find the book you’re interested in by consulting the catalogue on the  at the web site:  rbv.biblioteche.it

You can search by author, title, subject, keyword, series, publisher, publication year, language and classification. If the book is available, it will freely reach our library within one week. You can reserve the books by yourself from home.

 

SERVICES

 

HOW TO USE THE READING ROOM

Newspapers, magazines and books can be consulted freely. The librarian is at your disposal to help you  to find the information  you need.

 

Newspapers and magazines:

There are 223 magazines, some of which written in the original language: SPEAK UP, TIME, DEUTSCH PERFEKT and PUNTOYCOMA; they are located  in the main hall, together with the following newspapers: Il Giornale, Il Giornale di Vicenza, La Repubblica, Il Corriere del VenetoIl Corriere della Sera, Il Fatto quotidiano, Il Manifesto, La Gazzetta dello Sport, Avvenire, Libero, Il Sole 24 ore, La Stampa. Newspapers and magazines can be consulted freely and you can ask the librarian for  back issues (the list of the available issues is hanging on the stand). Regarding newspapers, we keep the numbers of the current year only.

Magazines and newspapers are allowed to be loaned, except for the latest issue and local magazines. The Official Gazette  and the Gazette of the Veneto Region are available as well.

 

BOOK LOANS

To borrow the books you need to be a registered member. All minors need the authorization of their parents, who will have to fill in a special form. The city card is individually named and can’t be lent to other people; the city card can be used to benefit from other city services such as sport facilities, the Ecocenter, school canteens, the school tran sport system and parkings. If you lose your card, you will need a duplicate, which costs 5.

 

REGISTRATION

To borrow a book you need to show the card you received when you joined.

Manuscripts, rare and precious works, newspapers and reference works aren’t allowed to be loaned.

The book loans (max 30 books) last 30 days and can be renewed, even by telephone, for 30 more days unless the book has been reserved. The multimedia loans (max 10) last 7 days and can be renewed for other 7 days.

You can reserve the books which have already been loaned. When they are available, you will be advised and you will have to borrow the book within 5 days at the most.

All readers can suggest books to buy by  filling in the special form. They will be informed whether their request has been accepted.

The reader who doesn’t return the book to the library in the terms will be excluded from the loan for the same number of days of delay. The books must be kept carefully, mustn’t be underlined or damaged. The reader who seriously damages a book or loses it must buy a new exact copy of the original.

ATTENTION: please tell us if you change your adress or telephone number!

The interlibrary loans are provided when our library does not have the required book. The books present in other libraries can be found and reserved by consulting the catalogue at the web site rbv.biblioteche.it. In the library, you will find 5 PCs where you can consult the catalogue and reserve library material. The bibliobus with your books arrives in Valdagno each Monday, Wednesday and Thrusday.

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MULTIMEDIA LIBRARY

10 computers are at your disposal. You can:

- consult the catalogue of the library;

- surf the internet (surfing maximum 2 hour). To use the internet all minors need the authorization of their parents, who will have to fill in a form;

- print (0.10 for black/white prints, 0.25 for coloured prints)

- save in the USB flash drive;

- write or draw;

- listen to music or to audiobooks;

- watch DVDs


The library is a wi-fi area

 

E-BOOKS

If you want to download and read e-books, online magazines and newspapers, you can use the MLOL platform:

How to access:

1) you need to be registered in one of the public libraries in the province of Vicenza and know your access credentials to the catalogue

2) You need a e-reader app (“adobe Digital Edition” for PC, for iPhones and iPads, "MLOL Reader or “Bluefire” , for smartphones and tablets "MLOL Reader" or “Adilko”);

3) You need to use the RBV catalogue for the e-books, and the site MLOL to read magazines and newspapers.

 

PHOTOCOPIES

In the main hall, a photocopier with rechargeable cards is available. If you buy the rechargeable card at the cost price of 1,00, you  pay 0,08 for your photocopies, both the small and the large and you can save time, because you can make the photocopies  yourself, without waiting for the librarian. You  buy the card only once and you can charge it with the number of copies you need. When it is exhausted, you can recharge it.

Up to 10 photocopies, you can choose not  to buy the card. In this case a small photocopy will cost   0,10 (black/white) and   0,25 (coloured) for a small photocopy and  0.20 (black/white) and € 0.50 (coloured) for a big one. In addition you have to wait for the librarian to have your photocopies.

You can send faxes at a cost price of  € 0,10 per page.

You can also scan documents at a cost price of € 0,10 per page (black and white) or € 0,25 (colour).

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THE READING AND STUDY ROOM

On the second floor a reading and study room is available. The 52 seats are supplied with individual illumination and electrical sockets. There you can find absolute silence to read and study and you can use your portable computer

 

MEETING POINT

It’s located in the fireplace room. There you can have a drink, have a chat, write and read ads and share the life of your public library.


        INFORMATION ABOUT CULTURAL INITIATIVES AND NOT ONLY

On the notice-boards and in the special stand you can find leaflets and brochures about cultural initiatives, which are organized in Valdagno and in other cities.

 

A PARK TO READ

It’s a park in the centre of the city with confortable seats where you can read and, if you want, share  your passion for reading. There are some literary notice-boards which contain incipit of novels (even in their originale language) always different, in order to suggest new possible readings.

That’s our  park to read , which has also an arena to house readings.


SCAMBIALIBRO

(Point of exchange of used books)

Do you have any books you want to exchange with others that you like better? Leave here one or more books and take others you are interested in!

 

LET’S READ!

 

CHOICE NOVEL SELECTION DISPLAY

In the second room on the right of the main hall you will find a choice of novels either written by a noteworthy novelist or published by a particular publishing house or concerning a specific literary genre. Lists of literary awards winners as well as of literary review magazines  are available as well.

 

Valdagnolegge: OUR FORTNIGHTLY NOVELTY LIST

A fortnightly booklet listing the titles of new books acquired is available (also at the web site). Books are grouped according to genre (novels, history, tourism, health etc…) and there’s a specific section dedicated to  books for children.

 

BIBLIOGRAPHIES

The following bibliographies are freely available: Maria Montessori, Anna Magnani, Etty Hillesum, Billie Hollyday, Doris Lessing, Rigoberta Menchù, Edith Stein, Simone De Beauvoir, Violenza sulle donne, Dislessia, Sentimenti in volo, Consigli di lettura per età, 27 gennaio per non dimenticare, Natale, Alla scoperta della fisica con Jules Verne, Nati per leggere, Storie sulla Storia, Inbook, Radio Magica, Papà, Irlanda, Cuba, India, Brasile, Messico, Guatemala, Senegal, Balcani, Cina, Marocco, Argentina, Perù, Interculturale, Libri in lingua originale, Audiolibri, Muro di Berlino 1989, Italia ieri e oggi 150 anni, Il risorgimento e l’unità d’Italia, Un no lungo 20 mesi, Giornata della memoria, Pioggia/sole, Lo vuoi un palloncino?, Naso all’insù, Segni zodiacali, Umana dannazione, Distopie, Alberi da leggere, Gli alberi del parco Villa Serena, Pace, Valdagno e Valle dell’Agno, Scrivere un romanzo, La casa, Fisica, L’elettromotrice, Semiografia, Museo, Commercianti.

 

THIS TIME WE ARE TALKING ABOUT…

Every 15 days in the room “Spring” you can find a choice of books either written by a noteworthy novelist, or published by a particular publishing house, or concerning a specific argument, for children from 0 to 7, from 8 to 13 and for G/A.

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CHILDREN ARE ALWAYS WELCOME IN

OUR PUBLIC LIBRARY

Every year all the pupils attending the third year of the Municipality Primary School spend one morning in the library (they are about 230).

They are taught to consult the computer in order to locate books on the shelves in a sort of treasure hunt. On May there is a feast in the library’s park where they all meet.

Also pupils from other classes can take advantage of this opportunity, at their teacher’s request.

  

GETTING TO  KNOW THE PUBLIC LIBRARY

At the beginning of every school year the students from the first courses of Valdagno’s Secondary Schools (about 360 students) are invited to visit the library and get acquainted with the premises, the staff and the infinite possibilities it offers .

Also students from other courses can take advantage of this opportunity, at their teacher’s request.

 

LIBRARY OF OF ITS WALLS

You can also read and borrow books in the shops and facilities which have entered the agreement with the library. Each month, you will find 30 books:

¨ In the primary schools of Valdagno

¨ In retirement homes

¨ In hairdressers’ shops

¨ In pediatrician clinics

¨ S. Lorenzo hospital

 

BORN TO READ

It’s a national plan (www.natiperleggere.it) to read to children from their sixth month of life. In our library, literature about that, as well as the bibliographies “Nati per leggere” and “Quando nasce un bambino”, are freely available.

All the  pediatricians who have accepted our proposal are monthly supplied with 30 books for children (and some for adults) to be consulted or borrowed.  Thanks to the Coop Veneto, pediatricians give a book to all the children they visit on the occasion of the 6th month health control.

Besides, when new dads report their child birth, they receive a welcome letter signed by our mayor and the leaflet “Nati per leggere”. 

 

YOUR PUBLIC LIBRARY AT HOME

Can’t you come and visit us, but just the same you want to read a book or a newspaper, or you want someone, who reads them for you?

Call us and take advantage of this new service: a volunteer of “Banca del tempo” will deliver direct home  what you chose to read!


VALDAGNO SPEAKS AT NIGHT

 During the World Book Day, we all meet together at the same time to tell and listen to stories. We all, both adults and childre, are connected within stories, adventures and emotions.