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  • Bringing neighbours closer

    Welcome to the Interreg V-A Latvia–Lithuania Programme 2014–2020!

    About the programme
  • Bringing neighbours closer

    Welcome to the Interreg V-A Latvia–Lithuania Programme 2014–2020!

  • Bringing neighbours closer

    Welcome to the Interreg V-A Latvia–Lithuania Programme 2014–2020!

LLI-263 Interactive educational space – efficient way of social integration of children from disadvantaged families (OPEN UP)

Lately libraries have become a popular meeting place for children and teenagers, where they can spend their free time using internet and playing with friends – especially those children whose parents cannot buy a computer or pay for the internet at home. Librarians from Ludza Town Library (LV), Rokiškis District Municipal Library (LT) and Jēkabpils City Library (LV) noticed children’s interest and worked together in the project Interactive educational space – efficient way of social integration of children from disadvantaged families (OPEN UP) in order to create conditions in Ludza, Rokiškis and Jēkabpils libraries to facilitate socio-economic activity of children from disadvantaged families, contributing to improvement of living conditions in border region of Latvia and Lithuania. The libraries organised 82 training sessions for groups of children in Ludza (LV), Jēkabpils (LV) and Rokiškis (LT), when they visited different institutions, companies, organisations to see their work. 229 OPEN LESSONS were organised by the partners, where any child-library visitor could play interactive games, make videos, and have fun. Two international children camps took place – one in Jēkabpils (LV) and one in Rokiškis (LT). Ludza Town Library organised 15 video hobby lessons. In total, the partners involved 1,308 children into the project activities.

The librarians and social workers met their colleagues abroad and shared experiences at three joint seminars, a study trip to libraries in Berlin and at the Final Conference in Ludza.

In Rokiškis District Municipal Library premises were repaired to be more suitable for children; all libraries purchased desktop and laptop computers, video game consoles, interactive boards, etc. for interactive education and games.

As a result, the modernised libraries OPENed UP self-development opportunities for deprived families’ children by providing them a possibility to extend their outlook by visiting various institutions, using interactive education possibilities, reading books, watching films together, so they spend their free time more meaningfully, acquiring new skills in using modern technologies.

Link to the project channel on YouTube…

Social media and contacts:
Phone: +37165707131
E-mail: dome@ludza.lv
Website: www.ludza.lv
Address: Raiņa 16, Ludza, LV-5701, Latvia

19 July 2019

OPEN LESSONS are open to anyone in summer in Ludza, Rokiškis and Jēkabpils

Last year in autumn Ludza Town Library, Rokiškis District Municipal Public Library and Jēkabpils Principal Library started realisation of an activity, which was rather unusual for them – OPEN LESSONS.

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18 June 2019

OPEN UP Summer camp in Rokiškis

This week is will be special for 30 children from Ludza (LV), Rokiškis (LT) and Jēkabpils (LV): during 5 days they will take part in different activities and actions of the summer camp organised by Rokiškis District Municipal Library.

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17 April 2019

Libraries’ OPEN UP in movement

OPEN UP project opened new cooperation possibilities between children and librarians. In September 2018 Ludza (LV), Jēkabpils (LV) and Rokiškis (LT) libraries started organising so-called OPEN LESSONS for anyone interested.

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13 April 2019

Ludza Town Library is a place of possibilities realisation

Ludza Town Library (Latvia) is so active, that sometimes it seems that if it had larger premises, it could become a regional multifunctional educational and free time centre.

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29 March 2019

“WALKING ENCYCLOPAEDIAS” or librarians updated their resources at the seminar

On the 28th of March project “OPEN UP” librarians took part in the seminar “How to behave in critical situations”.

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  • 29. November 2019
    OPEN LESSON: IT Day at Juozas Keliuotis Rokiskis Municipal Public Library (LT)

    Rokiškis, Lithuania

  • 27. November - 28 November 2019
    FINAL Work Group meeting of the OPEN UP project

    Rokiškis, Lithuania

  • 22. November 2019
    Photography workshop at Juozas Keliuotis Rokiskis Municipal Public Library (LT)

    Rokiškis, Lithuania

  • 14. November 2019
    OPEN LESSON: 3D film "Walking with Dinosaurs" at Juozas Keliuotis Rokiskis Municipal Public Library (LT)

    Rokiškis, Lithuania

  • 08. November 2019
    Photography workshop at Juozas Keliuotis Rokiskis Municipal Public Library (LT)

    Rokiškis, Lithuania

  • 30. October 2019
    OPEN LESSON "Exciting Encyclopedia" at Ludza Town Library (LV)

    Ludza, Latvia

  • 29. October 2019
    Final conference "Interactive education space - traditional and modern"

    Ludza, Latvia

  • 23. October 2019
    OPEN LESSON "Sweet Land" at Ludza Town Library (LV)

    Ludza, Latvia

  • 16. October 2019
    OPEN LESSON "EcoDay" at Ludza Town Library (LV)

    Ludza, Latvia

  • 09. October 2019
    OPEN LESSON "Winnie The Pooh" at Ludza Town Library (LV)

    Ludza, Latvia

  • 02. October 2019
    OPEN LESSON "Woof, woof! For dogs' fans" at Ludza Town Library (LV)

    Ludza, Latvia

  • 27. September 2019
    OPEN LESSON - IT day at Rokiškis District Municipal Library (LT)

    Rokiskis, Lithuania

  • 25. September 2019
    OPEN LESSON "Images of fantasy" in Ludza Town Library (LV)

    Ludza, Latvia

  • 18. September 2019
    OPEN LESSON - Photography workshop at Rokiškis District Municipal Library (LT)

    Rokiskis, Lithuania

  • 12. September 2019
    OPEN LESSON - Photography workshop at Rokiškis District Municipal Library (LT)

    Rokiskis, Lithuania

  • 11. September 2019
    OPEN LESSON - Day of poetry in Ludza Town Library (LV)

    Ludza, Latvia

  • 05. September 2019
    OPEN LESSON - 3D film watching "Walking with dinosaurs" at Rokiškis District Municipal Library (LT)

    Rokiskis, Lithuania

  • 30. August 2019
    OPEN LESSON "My Summer" at Jēkabpils Principal Library (LV)

    Jēkabpils, Latvia

  • 29. August 2019
    OPEN LESSON - "Puss in Boots" - 3D Movie watching at Rokiškis District Municipal Public Library (LT)

    Rokiškis, Lithuania

  • 28. August 2019
    OPEN LESSON "How is collage made?" at Ludza Town Library (LV)

    Ludza, Latvia

  • 23. August 2019
    OPEN LESSON "My Summer" at Jēkabpils Principal Library (LV)

    Jēkabpils, Latvia

  • 22. August 2019
    OPEN LESSON - "Mr. Peabody & Sherman" - Movie watching at Rokiškis District Municipal Public Library (LT)

    Rokiškis, Lithuania

  • 21. August 2019
    OPEN LESSON "Princesses in fairy-tales" at Ludza Town Library (LV)

    Ludza, Latvia

  • 16. August - 30 August 2019
    OPEN LESSON "My Summer" at Jēkabpils Principal Library (LV)

    Jēkabpils, Latvia

  • 14. August 2019
    OPEN LESSON "Mysterious Library" at Ludza Town Library (LV)

    Ludza, Latvia

  • 09. August 2019
    OPEN LESSON "My Summer" at Jēkabpils Principal Library (LV)

    Jēkabpils, Latvia

  • 08. August 2019
    OPEN LESSON - "Spiderman: into the spider-verse" - Movie watching at Rokiškis District Municipal Public Library (LT)

    Rokiškis, Lithuania

  • 07. August 2019
    OPEN LESSON "Hans Christian Andersen's fairy-tales" at Ludza Town Library (LV)

    Ludza, Latvia

  • 02. August 2019
    OPEN LESSON "My Summer" at Jēkabpils Principal Library (LV)

    Jēkabpils, Latvia

  • 01. August 2019
    OPEN LESSON - "The House With a Clock in Its Walls" - Movie watching at Rokiškis District Municipal Public Library (LT)

    Rokiškis, Lithuania

  • 31. July 2019
    OPEN LESSON "Play Station game day" at Ludza Town Library (LV)

    Ludza, Latvia

  • 26. July 2019
    OPEN LESSON "Summer holiday school" at Jēkabpils Principal Library (LV)

    Jēkabpils, Latvia

  • 25. July 2019
    OPEN LESSON - "Mysterious Kingdom" - Movie watching at Rokiškis District Municipal Public Library (LT)

    Rokiškis, Lithuania

  • 24. July 2019
    OPEN LESSON "Meow! Purr! Cats' kingdom" at Ludza Town Library (LV)

    Ludza, Latvia

  • 17. July 2019
    OPEN LESSON "Colour the world!" at Ludza Town Library (LV)

    Ludza, Latvia

  • 10. July 2019
    OPEN LESSON "Creative modelling clay" at Ludza Town Library (LV)

    Ludza, Latvia

  • 03. July 2019
    OPEN LESSON "Little Pony" at Ludza Town Library (LV)

    Ludza, Latvia

  • 17. June - 21 June 2019
    Children's camp in Rokiškis and Žiobiškis (LT)

    Rokiskis, Lithuania

  • 29. May 2019
    OPEN LESSON "In the kingdom of numbers" at Ludza Town Library (LV)

    Ludza, Latvia

  • 22. May 2019
    OPEN LESSON "What's in the box? There's a box in the box" at Ludza Town Library (LV)

    Ludza, Latvia

  • 08. May 2019
    OPEN LESSON "Dear mummy!" at Ludza Town Library (LV)

    Ludza, Latvia

  • 25. April 2019
    OPEN UP Work Group meeting no. 4 in Rokiškis (LT)

    Rokiškis, Lithuania

  • 24. April 2019
    OPEN LESSON "Who? Where? When? in fairy-tales" at Ludza Town Library (LV)

    Ludza, Latvia

  • 17. April 2019
    OPEN LESSON "Easter fuss" at Ludza Town Library (LV)

    Ludza, Latvia

  • 10. April 2019
    OPEN LESSON "Paper art" at Ludza Town Library (LV)

    Ludza, Latvia

  • 03. April 2019
    OPEN LESSON "Experiments" at Ludza Town Library (LV)

    Ludza, Latvia

  • 28. March 2019
    International seminar "How to behave in critical situations"

    Ludza, Latvia

  • 27. March 2019
    OPEN LESSON "Theatre Day" at Ludza Town Library (LV)

    Ludza, Latvia

  • 20. March 2019
    OPEN LESSON "Tom Sawyer" at Ludza Town Library (LV)

    Ludza, Latvia

  • 13. March 2019
    OPEN LESSON "Music instruments" at Ludza Town Library (LV)

    Ludza, Latvia

  • 06. March 2019
    OPEN LESSON "Woman and fashion" at Ludza Town Library (LV)

    Ludza, Latvia

  • 27. February 2019
    OPEN LESSON "Headmaster VR" at Ludza Town Library (LV)

    Ludza, Latvia

  • 20. February 2019
    OPEN LESSON "Bye, Winter!"

    Ludza, Latvia

  • 13. February 2019
    OPEN LESSON "Heart Day" at Ludza Town Library (LV)

    Ludza, Latvia

  • 06. February 2019
    OPEN LESSON "Cheerful Party" at Ludza Town Library

    Ludza, Latvia

  • 30. January 2019
    OPEN LESSON "Family's Day" at Ludza Town Library

    Ludza, Latvia

  • 30. January 2019
    OPEN LESSON – Super games – at Rokiškis District Municipal Juozas Keliuotis Library (LT)

    Rokiskis, Lithuania

  • 29. January 2019
    OPEN LESSON – Be curious, be smart! – at Rokiškis District Municipal Juozas Keliuotis Library (LT)

    Rokiskis, Lithuania

  • 24. January 2019
    OPEN LESSON – 3D film “Home” – at Rokiškis District Municipal Juozas Keliuotis Library (LT)

    Rokiskis, Lithuania

  • 23. January 2019
    OPEN LESSON – Super games – at Rokiškis District Municipal Juozas Keliuotis Library (LT)

    Rokiskis, Lithuania

  • 23. January 2019
    OPEN LESSON "Be healthy!" at Ludza Town Library (LV)

    Ludza, Latvia

  • 22. January 2019
    OPEN LESSON – Be curious, be smart! – at Rokiškis District Municipal Juozas Keliuotis Library (LT)

    Rokiskis, Lithuania

  • 19. January 2019
    Video lessons at Ludza Town Library

    Ludza, Latvia

  • 17. January 2019
    OPEN LESSON – 3D film “Puss in Boots” – at Rokiškis District Municipal Juozas Keliuotis Library (LT)

    Rokiskis, Lithuania

  • 17. January 2019
    Seminar "New technologies in social integration - advantages and risks"

    Jēkabpils, Latvia

  • 16. January 2019
    OPEN LESSON – Super games – at Rokiškis District Municipal Juozas Keliuotis Library (LT)

    Rokiskis, Lithuania

  • 16. January 2019
    OPEN LESSON "Sense organs" at Ludza Town Library (LV)

    Ludza, Latvia

  • 15. January 2019
    OPEN LESSON – Be curious, be smart! – at Rokiškis District Municipal Juozas Keliuotis Library (LT)

    Rokiskis, Lithuania

  • 10. January 2019
    OPEN LESSON – 3D film “Epic” – at Rokiškis District Municipal Juozas Keliuotis Library (LT)

    Rokiskis, Lithuania

  • 09. January 2019
    OPEN LESSON – Super games – at Rokiškis District Municipal Juozas Keliuotis Library (LT)

    Rokiskis, Lithuania

  • 09. January 2019
    OPEN LESSON "A piglet is a piglet's friend" at Ludza Town Library (LV)

    Ludza, Latvia

  • 08. January 2019
    OPEN LESSON – Be curious, be smart! – at Rokiškis District Municipal Juozas Keliuotis Library (LT)

    Rokiskis, Lithuania

  • 03. January 2019
    OPEN LESSON – 3D film “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” – at Rokiškis District Municipal Juozas Keliuotis Library (LT)

    Rokiskis, Lithuania

  • 02. January 2019
    OPEN LESSON – Super games – at Rokiškis District Municipal Juozas Keliuotis Library (LT)

    Rokiskis, Lithuania

  • 28. December 2018
    OPEN LESSON "New Year's resolutions" at Jēkabpils City Principal Library (LV)

    Jēkabpils, Latvia

  • 27. December 2018
    OPEN LESSON - 3D film "Epic" at Rokiškis District Municipal Juozas Keliuotis Library (LT)

    Rokiskis, Lithuania

  • 21. December 2018
    OPEN LESSON "Let's meet at Christmas" at Jēkabpils City Principal Library (LV)

    Jēkabpils, Latvia

  • 20. December 2018
    OPEN LESSON - 3D film "In the Heart of the Sea" - at Rokiškis District Municipal Juozas Keliuotis Library (LT)

    Rokiskis, Lithuania

  • 19. December 2018
    OPEN LESSON "Get ready for Christmas. Creative workshop" at Ludza Town Library (LV)

    Ludza, Latvia

  • 19. December 2018
    OPEN LESSON - Super games - at Rokiškis District Municipal Juozas Keliuotis Library (LT)

    Rokiskis, Lithuania

  • 18. December 2018
    OPEN LESSON - Be curious, be smart! - at Rokiškis District Municipal Juozas Keliuotis Library (LT)

    Rokiskis, Lithuania

  • 14. December 2018
    OPEN LESSON "Virtual Life" at Jēkabpils City Principal Library

    Jēkabpils, Latvia

  • 13. December 2018
    OPEN UP Work Group meeting No. 3 in Ludza, LV

    Ludza, Latvia

  • 12. December 2018
    OPEN LESSON "Miracle time. Tricks and stunts" at Ludza Town Library (LV)

    Ludza, Latvia

  • 07. December 2018
    OPEN LESSON “How can I make the world better?” at Jēkabpils City Principal Library

    Jēkabpils, Latvia

  • 05. December 2018
    OPEN LESSON "Winter sports NHL 2018" at Ludza Town Library (LV)

    Ludza, Latvia

  • 30. November 2018
    OPEN LESSON "All about basketball" at Jēkabpils City Principal Library

    Jēkabpils, Latvia

  • 29. November 2018
    OPEN LESSON 3D films - "Walking with Dinosaurs" at Rokiškis District Municipal Juozas Keliuotis Library (LT)

    Rokiskis, Lithuania

  • 28. November 2018
    OPEN LESSON "Dancing rhythms" at Ludza Town Library (LV)

    Ludza, Latvia

  • 28. November 2018
    OPEN LESSON "Super games" at Rokiškis District Municipal Juozas Keliuotis Library (LT)

    Rokiskis, Lithuania

  • 27. November 2018
    OPEN LESSON "Be curious, be smart!" at Rokiškis District Municipal Juozas Keliuotis Library (LT)

    Rokiskis, Lithuania

  • 22. November 2018
    OPEN LESSON 3D films - "Home" at Rokiškis District Municipal Juozas Keliuotis Library (LT)

    Rokiskis, Lithuania

  • 21. November 2018
    OPEN LESSON "Tanks VR" at Ludza Town Library

    Ludza, Latvia

  • 21. November 2018
    OPEN LESSON "Super games" at Rokiškis District Municipal Juozas Keliuotis Library (LT)

    Rokiskis, Lithuania

  • 20. November 2018
    OPEN LESSON "Be curious, be smart!" at Rokiškis District Municipal Juozas Keliuotis Library

    Rokiskis, Lithuania

  • 16. November 2018
    OPEN LESSON "Spirit of Competition" at Jēkabpils City Principal Library (LV)

    Jēkabpils, Latvia

  • 15. November 2018
    OPEN LESSON 3D films - "Avatar" at Rokiškis District Municipal Juozas Keliuotis Library (LT)

    Rokiskis, Lithuania

  • 14. November 2018
    OPEN LESSON "Are you an extreme person?" at Ludza Town Library (LV)

    Ludza, Latvia

  • 14. November 2018
    OPEN LESSON "Super games" at Rokiškis District Municipal Juozas Keliuotis Library (LT)

    Rokiškis, Lithuania

  • 13. November 2018
    OPEN LESSON "Be curious, be smart" at Rokiškis District Municipal Juozas Keliuotis Library (LT)

    Rokiškis, Lithuania

  • 20. August - 24 August 2018
    Camp "Be active! Be positive!" (Project OPEN UP; no. LLI-263)

    Cenu pagasts, Latvia

  • 03. July 2018
    Extra Work group meeting "Camp No 1"

    Jēkabpils, Latvia

  • 18. May 2018
    OPEN UP project Work Group meeting no 1

    Jēkabpils, Latvia

  • 09. April 2018
    Seminar "Competence improvement in work with children from socially disadvantaged families" (project OPEN UP)

    Rokiskis, Lithuania

  • 04. April 2018
    Project OPEN UP kick-off meeting in Ludza, LV

    Ludza, Latvia

  • The overall objective of the project was to create conditions in Ludza, Rokiškis and Jēkabpils libraries that would facilitate socio-economic activity of children from disadvantaged families thus contributing to improvement of living conditions in the border region of Latvia and Lithuania.

    Three project partners’ libraries in Ludza Town (LV), Rokiškis Town (LT) and Jēkabpils City (LV) implemented a range of activities for local children and specialists (librarians and social workers), having an idea that raising the level of awareness can increase people’s socio-economic activity and it, its turn, will contribute to local people’s well-being.

    The partners created conditions (they purchased modern equipment and organised new activities) where children from deprived communities can and will be able to receive practical and theoretical information about various spheres of life, spend leisure time and communicate with each other. The fact that during the project the number of visitors to the partners’ libraries increased is an evidence that that method is interesting for children. The partners believe that their work will increase children’s interest and in educational and social activities taking place in their municipality, thus creating the basis for children’s development, improving living conditions in the region in the future.

    Involvement of children from disadvantaged families in Ludza, Rokiškis and Jēkabpils into various activities

    The project partners’ libraries organised different types of activities for local children – 82 training sessions for a permanent group of children of each partner, which had been formed in the beginning of the project, 229 OPEN LESSONS for anyone interested and 15 video lessons organised for children in Ludza. The OPEN LESSONS became very popular – they exceeded partners’ expectations and proved efficiency of the chosen method. One of the assumptions of their success is that the partners’ municipalities lack such type of places and activities, where children can spend their free time, play and get new information simultaneously.

    The training sessions also contributed to children’s social activity – while visiting local institutions, organisations, enterprises, the children got information about job, education and out-of-school possibilities in the region.

    The two international camps organised during the project provided the children an opportunity to know more about the neighbouring country.

    In total, the partners involved 1,308 children into the project activities.

    Improvement of interaction between deprived communities and libraries in Ludza, Rokiškis and Jēkabpils

    Owing to the project activities the partners’ libraries became very popular places of spending leisure time for children of the 3 deprived communities. The number of visitors to the libraries increased. Not only did children obtain new information about possibilities provided by the libraries, but also their parents learnt about the libraries’ services. The local society gained a better understanding of the libraries’ potential.

    Improvement of cooperation between Latvian and Lithuanian librarians and social workers and their capacity building

    The partners’ librarians and social workers took part in 5 joint activities – 3 seminars, the study trip to German libraries and the Final conference. All 3 seminars provided an opportunity to communicate, discuss and get new knowledge in the professional field.

    At the Final conference, the partners’ librarians presented their achievements to their colleagues from other municipalities thus not only informing about the project success, but also about cooperation possibilities between libraries in Latvia and Lithuania.

    In total, the partners involved 85 specialists into the experience exchange and capacity building activities of the project.

    Last updated: 06.08.2020 08:59