пятница, 6 мая 2011 г.

Book Donation.

Robert Gamble,  Director of This Child Here organisation which supports street kids and social orphans in Odessa visited Odessa National Research M. Gorky Library. He donated a collection of modern american fiction to Window on America Center.

Window on America Centers in Ukraine

The Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy in Kyiv supports a network of public access resource centers throughout Ukraine. This network includes the Information Resource Center (IRC), American Library in Kyiv and  26 Window on America Centers  in regional cities throughout Ukraine. Each Window on America Center is a partnership between the United States Government and a Ukrainian regional public library.
Like American Corner programs elsewhere in the region, the Window on America Centers are designed to provide up-to-date information on the United States and to augment the English-language collections of the host libraries. The mission of each center is to promote mutual understanding between the United States and Ukraine. The Centers accomplish this by: providing information about U.S. history, government, society, and values to Ukrainian audiences; providing access to Internet resources; and serving as focal points for U.S. assistance and exchange programs.
The U.S. Embassy has allocated financial funds to establish Window on America Centers in libraries throughout Ukraine. The regional libraries provide the space and English-speaking staff members. The U.S. Government provides the start-up capital to purchase a basic set of books, CD-ROMs and video collection of documentaries and classic American films. The libraries also receive a grant for furniture and equipment, including computers with Internet access, a printer, copy machine, TV, and DVD player. Each of the centers is made up of five key information modules: U.S. government, U.S. reference materials, business, English-language teaching, and education.