The “day of libraries” has been held since 1995 at the 24. October instead. It was established more than twenty years ago by the then Federal President Richard von Weizsäcker, in order to keep the art of the book in honor. He draws every year from then on, the attention to the more than 10,000 libraries in Germany. With special activities and events, attention is drawn to the role as a store of Knowledge, information intermediaries, and cultural and educational institution. It is made on a comprehensive offer and the various services of the libraries is presented.
Still gives to this day, the German library Association, the award for the “library of the year” for exemplary library value work to value.
This day has also taken the VIEW photo community on the occasion and shows the most creative pictures around the theme library.