Future Library

Greece

Future Library is a non-profit organisation founded in February 2011 with the support and the funding of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation. Future Library is a spin-off initiative of the Veria Central Public Library aimed at multiplying its impact at the national level (Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation 2010 Access to Learning Award Recipient). The “Stavros Niarchos” Foundation funds the Future Library Implementation Plan (2011 -2015) with the aim of developing a sustainable network of public and municipal libraries and of introducing innovation and creativity into the agenda of cultural institutions. Future Library has already established collaboration with 68 public and municipal libraries. Since 2011 it coordinates the implementation of 5 actions: the promotion of creativity, reading and innovation, the training of future librarians, the development of a network of services for children, digital services and awareness raising.

Tasks in LoCloud: coordinating the supply of content from Greece, carrying out national dissemination (WP6) and testing of tools developed in WP3.