One of the most successful traditional initiatives of the Metropolitan Library - the "Green Libraries" summer campaign, is an established format for promoting reading from an early age, attracting new reading audiences and communicating with Sofia residents on weekends. The initiative, now in its eighth year, includes "Green Libraries in the Parks of Sofia" and "Library in the Mountain", with the Metropolitan Library constantly expanding the campaign's map of Sofia park locations. Famous Bulgarian poets, writers, musicians, artists, artists participate in the publications of "Green Libraries", partners are popular publishing houses, creative associations. The seven editions of "Green Libraries" attracted over 45,000 visitors, over 7,000 new registered readers, and the "Shared Books" - "Take, Read, Return" bookcrossing collected over the past 3 years from Sofia residents to Sofia residents donations of nearly 3,000 new books.
The eighth edition of "Green Libraries" in the parks of Sofia started on July 30, 2022 in the "Geo Milev" park. Together with the "Slatina" district and the "For Slatina" association, two book houses will also be placed there, from which every visitor to the park will be able to take a book to read and leave their own. And so, to the seven book houses located in iconic places in the Vitosha Nature Park and the Zoo, two new ones will be added, which will be regularly stocked by the Metropolitan Library with attractive editions.
This year's art program of Green Libraries 2022 includes meetings with favorite poets who will hand out their new books with autographs, interesting thematic exhibitions, live musical performances.